Farmers Markets are a good source of local food, and the reminder that our food does NOT come from the grocery store. It comes from the earth! Having said that, we need to be aware that there are Farmers Markets retailers that do not grow their own food.
Farmers Markets are a very good source of support for our community, being a community!
Food Cooperatives are essentially grocery stores that actually nonprofit businesses that are much more genuinely for and by the community. Below is a description by one of our local cooperatives.
The Wedge & Linden Hill Cooperative: A consumer co-op is a business owned and democratically governed by its customers. That means that unlike a corporation, our purpose isn’t to accumulate profits for investors, but rather to meet the goals and aspirations of our community. Any surplus we generate is reinvested in the business or returned to our owners at the end of the fiscal year.
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