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News stories featuring the Montavilla Food Co-op.

SAVE THE DATE for MFC’s Annual Meeting!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

SAVE THE DATE for MFC’s Annual Meeting!

Join us for the Montavilla Food Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck: Sunday, October 2 11AM – 1PM Wix Insurance 8037 SE Stark St This event is free and open to member-owners and any other interested community members. Come learn more about what we’ve accomplished so far and what is on the horizon for 2016-2017. MFC will provide some refreshments, and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share for our potluck! Get more information and RSVP...

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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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Co-op wins $5,000 grant and celebrates 500 members!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

MFC is featured in Mid-County Memo and they are helping us celebrate one significant milestone –  our 500th members AND a $5,000 grant from the Food Co-o Initiative! It’s been an incredible year so far, and it’s only halfway through!

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“Pancakes Wow the Crown at Co-op Breakfast”

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Did you make it to our 2016 Pancake Breakfast? If so, you might be in the news! Check out David F. Ashton’s article on our very successful fundraiser and community event!

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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 makes steady progress”

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016

The press attended our Volunteer Appreciation Party this year to get an update on the progress we’ve made. Check out the article in East Portland News here!

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