Moonbeam Grocery Coop or Épicerie Coop Grocery, started in response to the community of Moonbeams need for a reliable and fair grocery store outlet. Moonbeam is a 2.5 hour drive to Hearst where the closest major grocery store exists. This caused thier food supply to be weak and inconsistent as food transportation was costly and limted.
People in Moonbeam worked together to address thier problem with a grocery store. They redeveloped the local infrastructure with added value, promoting local food, agrotourism and non-traditional niche markets.