Inspiration Board

As we get closer to reaching our goal of 150 members, which will allow us to move forward with our feasibility study, we thought it would be exciting to start a section of the website devoted to gathering inspiration for our co-op. We'll post articles, photos, and ideas from other co-ops that will inspire the design and activities of our co-op. We would love your input- please feel free to submit comments on our posts!

To start us off, here's an excerpt from an article about Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia, a co-op that opened a new location in March of 2012:

"The $2.6 million structure, to open in January, will be five times bigger, with vertical farming, bee hives, and a demonstration kitchen on the roof; dry-goods storage and cisterns for harvesting rainwater in the basement; a cafe and a classroom on the mezzanine; and, on the ground floor, aisles and aisles of locally grown produce, dairy, beef, and Seida's favorite, tempeh bacon." -Diana Marder, Food Co-ops On Rise In Philly Area

 What a dream! Here is a cross-section view of the developments they hope to include in their next phase of renovations:



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Amherst Food Co-op
A start-up worker- and consumer-owned food co-op in Amherst, MA