Co-op News

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Site Announcement & Capital Campaign Are Coming!

July 15, 2020

Co-op Owners and Supporters, It’s Time … Should all go well, we will announce the Maynard location of our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store in the next few weeks! And yes, we will OWN our grocery store property! Here’s what this means for ALL of us … Owners, Our Capital Campaign is Coming! The Owner…

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Board Statement on Racism, Food Justice and Our Co-op Community

June 13, 2020

Dear Co-op Owners and Supporters, The Board of the Assabet Village Co-op Market would like to add our voice to the chorus of others and say: Black Lives Matter. Full Stop. As your elected leaders, we recognize that there is work for us to do. So please consider this only the first of what will…

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June News: Site Progress, Prepping for Fall Capital Campaign!

June 1, 2020

We’ll keep this June update short and very sweet. Negotiations on the potential site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store are making progress in Maynard. We’re awaiting a number of inspections, reports, and drawings before we’ll know it’s a done deal or not, but should all go well, we hope to announce our location…

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Owners: Take Our Products & Services Survey!

May 29, 2020

What Do You Want Your Community-Owned Grocery Store to Offer?! Owners, we need your input! As we get closer to securing a site for our community-owned grocery store, the Board would like to learn more about your thoughts on our new store and the products and services we will offer. Please take a few minutes…

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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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