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Upcoming Events

WEBINAR: Capital Campaigns with Green Top Grocery

 Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 1:00 p.m. CT

This will be a pre-recorded webinar.  No registration required.


The 2016 CCMA Conference: Disrupting the Future, Cooperative Food and the Next Generation

June 9-12, Western Massachusets

This annual conference is aimed at exisitng co-ops and their boards, but can provide some insights fo rstartups. FCI strongly recommends that startups consdier attending the Up & Coming food co-op conferenc in March  as it targets only the needs of startups. 

Any startups attending CCMA 2016, please drop us a line at and let us know you will be there. We will help you find the best workshops and presentations for your co-op. Look for us there!


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.

Capital Campaign Workbook

Capital Campaign Workbook  A guide to raising member capital for retail food co-ops.


Development Flow Chart A graphical guide to the organization process


Link Database

 Searchable Links Everything for food co-op development