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Natl Co-op Month Giveaway WInner

Congratulations to the WINNER of our National Co-op Month Giveaway:
his selfie was selected by random number and he wins free registration for one person from Assabet to attend Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference in March 2016!

Thanks to all who entered - great spirit in all those selfies!

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING Webinar: The Monadnock Food Co-op Case Study

With Bonnie Hudspeth of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association and Michael Faber, GM of Monadnock Food Co-op

Do startup food co-ops really get open? Yes they do! Monadnock Food Co-op is one such startup that has now had the "doors on the store" for over three years and is having amazing impacts on their community. What decisions during the organizing phase led to a successful outcome? How can the organizing board and staff prepare to make the hand off to their general manager as successful as possible? Come find out! 



Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference - March 10-12, 2016 - Bloomington, IN
 The best event for startup co-ops volunteers, steering committees and boards!  Spekaers, tons of workshops, and lots of opportunity to talk with your peers in person. Watch for more info here and at

Top Toolbox Items

How to Start a Food Co-op

How to Start A Food Co-op  A good overview of the entire retail co-op organizing process. Everyone on your steering committee should look at this.


Development Flow Chart A graphical guide to the organization process


Link Database

 Searchable Links Everything for food co-op development