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...

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...

Reflecting on 2016

We made some exciting progress this past year, and it would not have been possible without the support of our community. A few things of which we are most proud: We gained 51 new co-op owners and exceeded our goal of 500 owners! Our Board Chair and Co-chair explored 4...

Getting a Seat at the Table

When the opportunity to get involved as a volunteer with The Community Market surfaced, I was quick to put my hand in the air. The grassroots organization, community building and economy strengthening really appealed to me. For a year, I served as a volunteer. I...