Farmers’ Markets vs Food Co-ops: Who wins?

Food co-ops and local farmers’ markets might seem like they would be direct competition against one another. They share the same customer demographics. Often, they provide similar and sometimes identical products. They use many of the same vendors. It makes sense that...

Co-op Cafe

Last week, three of our board members attended the Co-op Cafe workshop in downtown Raleigh hosted by CDS Consulting Co-op. It is designed as a roundtable discussion of common themes, issues and strategies surrounding food co-ops. It was well-attended by our local...

Strawberry Season Begins

Spring is finally here! And, you know what that means? Warmer weather and the start of the growing season! Nothing spells the onset of spring in our house more than picking up a basket of fresh, luscious strawberries. Not only are they tasty, strawberries are high in...

Looking Forward

Winter is always a slower season.  At the co-op, we use it as an opportunity to focus inward. We reflect on our past efforts and look for ways to improve.  Each year, our Board of Directors engages in a day-long retreat with Ben Sandel, our consultant at CDS...

Answers to YOUR burning questions!

There’s nothing we love more than connecting with our owners and our community, as well as sharing about our progress.  With that in mind, we thought we’d share the answers to some of our most frequently asked site-related questions.  Do we have a site for...