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News stories featuring the Montavilla Food Co-op.

Montavilla is Ready for a Food Co-op!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

Montavilla is Ready for a Food Co-op!

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 financial feasibility through the development of pro-forma financial statements, which we will be working on this summer through a contract with national expert Bill Gessner at Cooperative Development Services (CDS). The purpose of the study was to assess the sales potential for a natural foods retail grocery store in...

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MFC Development Timeline & Goals

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016

MFC Development Timeline & Goals

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 Cooperative Development Services.) So far, we have reached the 500 member mark, completed a market feasibility study (with positive results!), and have a strong organizational structure that can carry us all the way to opening the doors. We are currently in Stage 2A: Feasibility. The next steps are: Continue to grow our...

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Montavilla Food Co-op Awarded Significant Grant In National Competition

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015

Montavilla Food Co-op Awarded Significant Grant In National Competition

This grant provides some of the resources needed to develop a professional assessment of the feasibility of a co-op in Montavilla, a critical step in development.

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3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013

The familiar aroma of pancakes and fresh brewed coffee is in the air this season as the Montavilla Food Co-op gears up for the Third Annual Montavilla Pancake Breakfast…Read full article.

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Good Stuff NW Mentions Redwood Dine Out

Posted by on May 17, 2013

http://www.goodstuffnw.com/2013/05/livin-in-blurbs-help-yourself-and-help.html

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Co-op grocery in Mid-county?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

Co-op grocery in Mid-county?

HEATHER HILL THE MID-COUNTY MEMO   Montavilla Co-op member Ken Lucini and Board of Directors candidat Connie Jan chat about the future of a food co-op. The city of Portland has become the darling of the national food media for its agricultural abundance and culinary artisanship, epitomized last September in the FEAST food festival sponsored by Bon Appétit magazine. Proceeds from the event benefited hunger relief charities that help to improve food security for thousands of Oregonians who may otherwise go hungry, a paradoxical predicament in a state with such fertile farmland. Read the...

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