Good & Cheap: Eating Well on a Limited Budget
Eating a healthy, nutritious meal can have many obstacles for people, but money should not be one of them. As recently as 2014, 46 million people were on SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and millions more live on limited grocery budgets. To help with this daily challenge, The Community Market Co-op co-hosted “Good…Read More
TEDx Manhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
Every once in a while I have a serendipitous moment where I think “wow, did that really just happen” or “did I really just find this gem?” And yesterday was one of those rare times. If you use any social media channels, then you are familiar with those “suggested connections” based on other people or…Read More
6 Ways a Food Co-op Can Change the Economy
I spend quite a bit of time in my role as Outreach Coordinator reading about and researching the cooperative business model and what other cooperatives across the country are doing. I’ll admit that, before being hired, my knowledge about co-ops was limited. As a member of a regional credit union, I knew the basics, but…Read More
First celebration of Co-op Month a success!
October was the first time (in our short history) that we’ve promoted and celebrated National Co-op month. It provides an opportunity to educate the community about our co-op, and promote the cooperative business model as a tool for building a thriving regional economy. The USDA also has a great blog post about co-op month. Since…Read More