It was a long haul, but they did it — the 550 members of the Old Creamery Cooperative became owners of the Old Creamery country store in Cummington, MA. See the Berkshire Eagle story and the mention in the Boston Globe.

CDI provided initial guidance and fiscal sponsorship to the years-long effort. This is the first example in our region of a conversion of an existing grocery store into a community-owned co-op through the creation of a new cooperative business, but we feel sure it won’t be the last!

Congratulations to the Old Creamery Co-op!
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