The Montavilla Food Co-op (MFC) is excited to introduce Colby Clipston as our new Project Manager and newest member-owner! Colby will focus on volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement; events coordination; as well as provide support to our ongoing effort to recruit more...Read More
Dear Montavilla Food Co-op Member-Owners, Volunteers, and Community, We know many of you are reeling from the election this year. Whether you are celebrating a victory or mourning a loss, many of us are shocked at the deep divisions in our country highlighted by the election...Read More
Montavilla Food Co-op recently completed a market feasibility study. We are very pleased to report that Dakota Worldwide’s study confirmed that “the Montavilla trade area is a good area in which to locate a natural foods cooperative.” This allows us to move ahead in confirming...Read More
We have made significant progress in our goal to open a food cooperative in the Montavilla neighborhood! But we have a lot of work ahead of us. The graphic below highlights our progress and next steps, using the 4-in-3 model of cooperative development (provided by the...Read More
Montavilla Food Co-op is member-owned but it will be open to everyone to shop. Member-owners will benefit from the co-op in a variety of ways both financially and through control of the direction of the store. Become a member-owner today and help directly achieve our ultimate goal of opening the storefront. Your equity investment helps fund the initiatives & projects to get to opening day. By becoming a member-owner, you will be making a difference in our neighborhood that will last for years to come.
The MFC is a volunteer-run initiative to open a member-owned cooperative grocery. Neighbors from the immediate community have come together, to pool their resources, contribute time and energy and make this co-op a reality. Together, we can all help put the doors on the store!
Anyone who is interested in our start-up is welcome to volunteer. Currently we’re looking for people to join our working committees – Get in touch today!
Cooperatives can be used to accomplish almost any purpose: to fulfill a need, obtain a product or service, produce a product or service, or secure employment. Most co-ops are focused on one of these activities, but many of them address a combination of these activities.
Around the world, co-ops operate in all sectors of the economy, from agricultural and fishery co-ops to food co-ops, industrial manufacturing to financial services, health care to the arts.