What's New

  • June 29, 2012

    When in the organizing process is it time to start creating and using financial documents? Right away! Find out why and how in this workshop with Stuart Reid.

    Stuart discusses how to create a realistic development budget for starting a food cooperative, using the Sources and Uses Budget tool developed by Bill Gessner. 

    You may wish to download the related Sources and Uses Budget that Stuart will be referring to in the workshop.


    Thank you to JJ Noire, indepent filmaker, for capturing this workshop. If you are considering a worker-owned co-op, you might take a look at her other work, including This Way Out: A Guide To Starting A Worker Cooperative.

  • May 11, 2012
    Stuart at White HouseStuart Reid and friends at the White House

    "The U.S. cooperative model is alive and well, creating jobs and strengthening communities each and every day around the country." This message was one that Stuart Reid, FCI Executive Director, along with 150 cooperative leaders from around the U.S., took to a recent White House briefing. It was a momentous opportunity to educate senior officials from the Obama Administration about the co-op model.

    There are currently 29,000 cooperatives across the U.S.. These organizations generate two million jobs annually and account for more than $3 trillion in assets, over $500 billion in total revenue, and $25 billion in wages and benefits. The cooperative model can be found across numerous industries—including agriculture, childcare, energy, financial services, food distribution, health care, housing, retail, telecommunications and more.

  • October 18, 2011

    It's up on YouTube - the long-awaited video of Mari Gallagher's "kick in the seat" talk to food co-ops about addressing the challenge of food deserts! Enjoy and share this great talk, and let us know what you think


  • June 3, 2010

    Founding Member Owners are invited to come preview our store before we open to the public. Celebrate good times! Explore the store and plan your cart route! Share in Wine, Bread and Cheese, and Fruits of the Harvest! Words of gratitude and anticipation at 7 pm. Last call for FMOs! Anyone who joins before the doors swing open on opening day will still be considered a founder.

    Founding Member-Owner Preview Night at the Store!
    (Sunday, June 06, 2010 : 5 - 8 pm)