Turkey Tracks: Potluck Treasure

Turkey Tracks:  May 30, 2016

Potluck Treasure

John and I moved to Maine June 10, 2004.

So this June, I begin my 13th year, and I begin it with anticipation and joy.

One of the first things we learned that was so, so different for us was that when one is invited to a potluck feast, one brings a dish, yes, but also one’s plates, mugs, dinnerware, and a napkin.

Mainers, we  learned, work hard to limit what they put into the waste stream–and paper plates, napkins, and plastic dinnerware can be and are avoided.

(We all have to make these changes folks.  We have to.)

* * *

Yesterday I ducked into one of our fabulous local Co-ops, Good Tern in Rockland, to pick up a few things and met a really fun person:  Jodi Cooper.


Jodi makes these terrific “potluck” packages, which equip one for a potluck in short order.


Included are a napkin, dinnerware, chopsticks, a metal straw, and a straw cleaner.  The whole array rolls up and ties (she’s used gorgeous buttons and beads with the ties).

Here’s another one:


And here’s information where you can contact Jodi–as I think these potluck treasures would make really fun and thoughtful gifts–especially for local Mainers.


Or, you can try to pick one up at Good Tern, BUT I suspect they will sell out fast.

Thanks so much, Jodi, for creating such a fun and useful product.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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