Co-op News

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Potential Purchase in the Works – Building Inspector Hired!

May 11, 2020

Dear Co-op Owners and Supporters, We have two exciting pieces of news to share: FIRST, we can confirm now that we are in negotiations to PURCHASE our own Maynard property for our community-owned grocery store! What does that mean? Should this go as planned, we will literally OWN our food cooperative and not be beholden…

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5k-Square-Foot Site Being Pursued in Maynard, Volunteers Jumping In!

April 22, 2020

Plus, take a virtual tour of another 5k-square-foot-store below! And as the pandemic spreads, co-ops across the country go above and beyond … Ready for some positive news?! We are in negotiations on a site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store – a potential 5,000-square-foot retail space in Maynard! While we know our Co-op…

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Take Our Free Online “Victory Garden Class”!

April 4, 2020

Take Our Free Online “Victory Garden” Class with Daisy Hill Farm! Build a sustainable food source at home. Get healthy outside with your family. Come together across our Co-op Community. Click the video below to watch our Free Online Victory Garden Class with Daisy Hill Farm! Farmer Kate Despres is providing this service to everyone…

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Site Negotiations Have Begun! Plus, Coronavirus Resources …

March 16, 2020

Co-op Site Negotiations Are On!!! While we can’t offer specifics, we are in preliminary negotiations with at least one of the 11 potential sites we’re targeting for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store, and search director Rob Olney is working around the clock. At this stage, we must be extremely sensitive to the negotiations process…

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March News: 1200 Owners!, 13 Sites!, Let’s Find Our GM & Secure Grants!!!

March 5, 2020

WE JUST PASSED 1,200 CO-OP OWNERS, the minimum we need to launch our Capital Campaign once we sign on our store location! AND WHEN WILL WE FIND OUR SITE & OPEN OUR LOCALLY SOURCED, COMMUNITY-OWNED GROCERY STORE? “I’m committed to having the store open THIS YEAR or die trying,” says real estate investor Rob Olney,…

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An Interview with Site Search Director Rob Olney

February 28, 2020

Our newest Board Director is also leading our search for a site for our community-owned grocery store, and with good reason. Acton resident Rob Olney is also a professional real estate investor! He’s already revamped our search with 13 viable sites in the running, 12 in Maynard. So when will we open? “I’m committed to…

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Site Search Progress, Kmart Site Explained, Almost 1,200 Owners … !

February 14, 2020

Site Search Progress! Since new Board Director Rob Olney (a real estate investor) took the helm of our site search in January, he’s found new opportunities every week. Since our search began two years ago: – 86 total sites explored – 75 eliminated as not viable – 11 potential sites now in various stages of…

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Site Search Criteria, and How You Can Help …

January 10, 2020

As we search for a site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store, you may be wondering … What, exactly, is our Board looking for? The criteria below are based on our extensive market studies, the expertise of the Food Co-op Initiative and Neighboring Food Co-op Association (which have deep industry knowledge and a proven…

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New Year, New Directors, New Years Resolution: Open Our Store in 2020!

January 6, 2020

Happy 2020, Co-op Owners and Supporters! We’re psyched for 2020. Why? Our new website launches this month! We welcome two awesome new board directors to our leadership team (with real estate investment & management savvy)! And 1200+ Owners are stepping up for a New Years Resolution: Open Our Locally Sourced, Community-Owned Grocery Store in 2020! Scroll down for all the details, but first …

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Holidays Site Search Update & Gift Shares!

December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays, Co-op Community! Still haven’t found the perfect gift for your foodie mom, little brother, or best friend? We’ve got you! Gifting a Co-op Share is EASY and it’ll be one of the most beloved presents you’ll give this year. Click here to Gift a Share today in our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store.…

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