Sunday, March 13, 2016

Amherst Community Co-op is Worker and Consumer Owned...

  Member-Ownership Event with Live Music and Hot Supper!

Held at the Shutesbury Athletic Club on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 5-7 pm
Featured music performed by bluegrass fiddler Eric Lee and Friends.

Amherst Community Co-op will be a full-service worker and community owned grocery store to be located in Amherst. We don't have a location yet, but we do have nearly 180 member-owners on our way to our first major milestone of 300. At that point, we will commission a market study and business plan in order to settle on the best location to serve the Amherst, Shutesbury, Leverett, Pelham, and surrounding communities.

Not to be confused with the late All Things Local, Amherst Community Co-op will offer one-stop grocery shopping. The business, which will be owned by the community and the people who work at the store, will be guided by principles of access to high-quality affordable food, social justice, living wages, and community engagement.

I have now decided to become a founding Member-Owner of this full-service worker and community owned grocery store soon to be opening in Amherst, Massachusetts. ~ JDHWB-R

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