Cooperatives have always been about people. Check out this 4 minute history of how the cooperative movement evolved out of a people’s need: Honest food for honest prices. Rochdale, England 1844. Cheers! To read more about cooperative, please visit Stronger Together.
We’re going to start asking our current Member-owners to tell you why they joined San Clemente Community Market. Don’t be surprised if you see a neighbor. Thanks, Susan! 🙂
Every so often I like to check in with other Co-op’s around the country. One that I pay of particular interest is the Monadnock Community Market. I was first introduced to Bonnie Hudspeth, the community organizer via a co-op educational webinar in 2010. Bonnie’s co-op is about two years ahead of ours in development, and… Read More Inspiration of Cooperation
Kevin Gillespie, celebrity chef from the Woodfire Grill in Atlanta and sixth season Top Chef finalist, is filming a thirteen-episode series featuring co-ops from Vermont to California as part of this year’s celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. Sharing his passion for locally sourced, organic ingredients, Kevin is traveling to food… Read More Video Tour of U.S. Food Co-ops by Top Chef Fan Favorite Kevin Gillespie
This TED video short, features 11-year-old Birke Baehr, future organic farmer, discussing what’s wrong with our food system. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
Our goal is not only to develop a community-owned organic grocery store, but develop a local economy. Here is a recent one-hour PBS special airing November 18th, that touches on what we’re doing. Host David Brancaccio visits communities across America using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy. http://www-tc.pbs.org/s3/pbs.videoportal-prod.cdn/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf Watch… Read More PBS NOW, “Fixing the Future”