MVFC enjoyed meeting many new co-op lovers during our recent info evening hosted by Transition Newburyport at the Newburyport Public Library. We definitely want to thank Elizabeth for coordinating and all those who attended with those excellent questions.
It was a great chance for us to explain our co-ops plans and how co-ops are able to provide a sustainable resource for a community. Many people who have been members of co-ops in other locations were present to find out how the MVFC plans are moving forward.
One great question was where can people get an idea about what a co-op looks like around this area. Although there is no cooperative grocery currently in Essex County, here is a link to Neighboring Food Co-op member co-ops for anyone interested in checking out co-op shopping: Co-ops in New England area The Merrimack Valley Food Co-op is planned for Haverhill, MA. All the green pins are start ups and yellow icons are already open for business. Happy co-op shopping.
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