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Continuing a wave of cooperation, 11 new food co-ops have opened since the previous mid-year summary listing. Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) oversees and assists this nationwide movement, and in recent years a similar number of new co-op stores have been announced. This year’s crop ranges from all along the Eastern Seaboard to the Northwest U.S.
FCI Executive Director Stuart Reid announced and welcomed the cooperatives listed below: new members of the food cooperative sector and the greater cooperative community. At the June 11-13 CCMA conference in Boise, Idaho, Reid presented a video giving a striking tribute to these successful startups. Reid also provided additional information highlighting the story of each of these 11 co-ops in a report that appears in the July-August issue of Cooperative Grocer.
New co-ops opened since CCMA 2014: congratulations!
Our Table Co-op (Sherwood, Ore.)
Valley Co-op (Hagerstown, Md.)
Marsh River Co-op (Brooks, Me.)
Arroya Food Co-op (Altadena, Cal.)
Grain Mill Grocery Co-op (Wake Forest, N.C.)
Portland Food Co-op (Portland Me.)
Lefferts Community Food Co-op (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Windsor Terrace Co-op (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Orcas Food Co-op (Eastsound, Wash.)
Durham Co-op Market (Durham, N.C.)
Gardiner Food Co-op (Gardiner, N.Y.)