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That’s a Wrap

Thank you for attending the “How to Start a Produce Co-Op” event this past Saturday at Athlete’s Arena Irmo. We hope that you found it informative and worthwhile. It was so nice to see new faces step inside our gym and hear from members of our community on how save money and feed your family fresh fruits and veggies, and the importance of supporting local business and South Carolina farmers.

Athlete’s Arena has been in business since 2005. We are committed to connecting our members and our community with local businesses to help build a better, stronger and healthier community. In addition, we have been providing exceptional fitness and personal training services to clients of all ages and fitness levels for the last 14 years. We have a fitness program for everyone in the family.

Our guest speakers did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with everyone. Thank you to Heather Hardy on providing tips on starting a produce co-op, Adam Frick with West Ridge Farms on his family farm and the benefits of grass-fed beef, and Jacquelyn McHugh-Fauerbach, editor/owner of “Edible Columbia” on the importance of shopping local and getting to know your South Carolina farmers. Remember to check out their blog posts from the “Let’s Eat!” series on Athlete’s Arena’s website, including blog posts from guest bloggers Bee Trail Farm and Healthy Hands Cooking.

Again, thank you for attending last weekend’s event. You were a great group and your enthusiasm on this topic and positive spirit helped make this event both worthwhile and fun. For those of you who missed the event, we have provided Heather Hardy’s handout of her tips on starting a produce co-op. If you have questions about the event or about your fitness or health & wellness, please feel free to contact me at or on my cell 803.665.9115.

Athlete’s Arena’s next blog series is going to be fun & adventurous. Stay tuned because you won’t want to miss it. We have titled it “Let’s Play!”

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