I joined the Montavilla Food Co-op because I want a neighborhood grocery store: that REALLY supports local farmers and businesses; that truly does everything within its power to be green and sustainable; that is member-owned and governed so that customer-owners have the power to make decisions instead of having to accept whatever corporate management decides; and that really gives back to the community. I want to help shatter the myth that co-ops are only for a wealthy sub-section of the population (and that neighborhood improvement is synonomys with gentrification).
Tina Granzo - MFC Member-owner
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Food for Thought
While it is true that many people simply can’t afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we’ve somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability than priority.