What is the Assabet Village Co-op Market?
We’re opening a full-service, community owned grocery store in Metro West Boston, sourcing food from local farms and returning profits to the community through our suppliers, through living wage jobs, and through annual owner dividends.
As an Owner, you and more than 1,000 residents across the region have a say in our products, programs, classes, and governance. Want that great cheese you just tried out in Bolton or Southern Vermont? Sure! How about a cooking class for the kids, or a mushroom foraging class? Absolutely! And while you don’t need to be an Owner to shop here, a one-time, affordable share and great Owner benefits make it an easy choice. So, does the Co-op model work?
Across the country, food co-ops are thriving. While only 1 in 3 typical small businesses succeeds, 70% of food co-ops are still thriving after 5 years. How? We build our customer base BEFORE we open – an enthusiastic corps of dedicated shoppers who are eager to support their store. It’s just one reason why co-ops are building thriving local economies, from Belfast, Maine, to Davis, California.
What will our grocery store look like?
What products and programs will it offer? Our aim is to create a store much like the Putney Food Co-op in Vermont. Check out this great clip to see what the excitement is all about …