Monique Tressler was the guest of Abby Wurm at the regular meeting of the Montpelier Rotary Club on Monday, February 24, 2014. Ms. Tressler is the owner of All Things Food, a grocery store in Bryan that carries “local, responsible” food.
For Ms. Tressler, All Things Food is as much about education as selling food. According to Ms. Tressler, Williams County has many resources for “nutrient-dense” food and she focuses her store on gathering those resources together for the community to enjoy.
The benefits of responsible food include a healthier lifestyle, says Ms.
Tressler, because food is better the closer you get to the condition intended by its creator. Other benefits include reducing oil consumption, better nutrition and flavor, healthier and safer food grown on smaller farms by members of our community, and significant economic impact that goes right back into our communities. She buys and sells in bulk, reducing the cost, so that responsible food is more affordably priced.
All Things Food is located at 114 North Main Street in Bryan and is open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Friday and Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. Ms. Tressler is actively working to build a distribution network for local, responsibly grown food. She concluded by encouraging the group to “build a stronger community through food” by joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), shopping at the Farmers Market, and growing their own food.