Food co-operatives are a source of many organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods. Owned by their members, not all food co-operatives require you to volunteer. Nonetheless, becoming an active member of a food co-operative, lets you become involved in a community of people concerned about the source of their food.
“Co + op, stronger together” represents 134 National Co-op Grocers (NCG) co-ops nationwide and their shared commitment “to providing delicious, high quality, healthy food; supporting local, sustainable agriculture; and strengthening local community.”
The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is a network of 35 food co-ops in New England with excellent start-up information, food resource information and on-going projects that support local and regional sourcing for member co-ops.