Co-ops, like food, are inherently grounded in place, as they arise from the needs of communities.
BALLE, which stands for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, has come out with a toolkit on Community Capital. Download BALLE's Report here. It is a California-based non-profit that envisions "a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function
This great new resource on co-operative farming explores models from 42 start-up and established collaborative farm projects across North America.
This presentation focuses on worker co-ops in the food system, multi-stakeholder models, which include producers and consumers, and shares guidance for people exploring a co-operative business start-up or conversion.
This article is reprinted from the November-December 2012 issue of the Cooperative Grocer Magazine, and written by Stuart Reid. The mayor spoke at the co-op’s ribbon cutting, and it seemed like the whole town turned out to celebrate. The local paper wrote excitedly
This resource comes from Co-opZone, which provides Canadians with resources and consultants to help develop co-operatives.
The open-source software developed by the Oklahoma Food Co-op to facilitate a virtual farmers' market is now being used by three co-ops in Ontario - the Eastern Ontario Local Food Co-op, the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op, and the Niagara Local Food Co-op.
The question for CSA farmers is not how do I get one started, but how do I keep it going? The amount of work and the level of responsibility to your CSA members can be tremendous. A lot of CSAs have dealt with that responsibility