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, living wage jobs, and 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.
Grow, Fund, Build
Did you know that 70% of food co-ops are still thriving after 5 years in business? Just 1 in 3 small businesses can say the same. So what’s the co-op secret? GROW, FUND, BUILD. It’s a 5-8-year startup process with proven results. And our national and regional startup partners – Food Co-op Initiative and Neighboring Food Co-op Association – guide us every step of the way.
We GROW our Ownership base – almost 1,000 eager, invested Owner shoppers – before we ever open our doors. We FUND with a capital campaign that supplements bank funds and ensures that we thrive on Day 1 and Day 1,000. And we BUILD a store located and sized to give us the best chance of success. For more details, click HERE.
What will our grocery store look like?
What products and programs will it offer? Each co-op reflects the unique flavors and character of its community. We’re looking around New England and the country for great co-ops that inspire us. Check out this clip for glimpse of what’s coming to Metro West Boston!
Portland Food Co-op, Portland, Maine