Your Local Market Co-operative is a Grocery Store & Bakery in Stratford, Ontario focusing on locally grown and locally produced goods.
YLMC is a workers' co-operative. This means that the business is owned and democratically managed by the employee-members.
To provide sustainable empowering employment to members.
To provide a fair, affordable outlet of local food for customers and producers in downtown Stratford, Ontario.
Play a significant role in developing a sustainable Stratford and resilient Perth-county by supporting exclusively local farmers and producers and creating a demand for a more sustainable economy
Ethical Business Practices - Maintain the highest standards in our dealings with patrons, employees and producers.
Co-operative Values - Self-help, self-responsibility, direct democracy, equality, solidarity, honesty, openness, voluntary & open membership, social responsibility, community outreach, caring for others
Quality - Adhere to product selection criteria that proudly provide a selection of excellent local foods, products and services as well as additional locally produced products which meet certain criteria (purchasing policy).
Education - Provide information and resources to the community, foster learning and skill sharing activities for community members of all ages and means.
Innovation - Proactively identify and adapt to the environmental, social and economic drivers of change.
Financial Responsibility - Cultivate our not profit-oriented, co-operative activities in a financial sustainable and socially responsible manner