Amherst Cooperative Market – Community Interest Meeting; April 21

You are invited to join with a group of local people who want to start a cooperatively managed market in Amherst.   Please share your thoughts and comments in the box below.


April 21, 2012

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Food for Thought Bookstore

Amherst, MA


Do you live in Amherst? Are you frustrated by the lack of a grocery store downtown? Those of you without access to a vehicle, are you tired of taking buses to Hadley to do your grocery shopping? Are you passionate about locally grown, healthy food?

We invite you to attend a community interest meeting about the Amherst Community Market, a food cooperative for our town. A cooperative business is one that is owned and operated by and for the community it serves. As the Steering Committee for the development of this potential food co-op in Amherst, we’d like to have your input as we move forward with this project!

Please arrive with eager minds full of questions and ideas. What is important to you in a grocery store? What would you like to see in a community cooperative?

The meeting will be held at Food For Thought Books, located at 106 North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst. Ken, Laura, and Nora will be facilitating the meeting, and refreshments will be provided!

In addition to the discussion, representatives from the Valley Alliance for Worker Cooperatives and the Neighboring Food Coop Association will be there to share their insights about the cooperative movement and why a food coop would benefit Amherst.

The original Facebook invitation may be found here: Amherst Market Meeting.

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