Four New American farmer-owners are launching New Roots Cooperative Farm, a 30-acre farm on College St. in Lewiston that will be the first New American cooperative farm in Maine. The four farmer-owners of New Roots–Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali,
Food should be fair! We’re co-sponsoring the 2016 Farmers’ Market Managers Workshop in North Grafton, Massachusetts on April 6th. This year’s workshop will explore ways in which market managers can build and strengthen local connections. Deep roots strengthen both the
Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative, the nation’s first farm-to-institution food service cooperative, will bid on the University of Maine System food service contract, offering a locally-owned alternative for institutional food service. This is a cooperative that CDI has helped through
Meet Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute’s new answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small. Today we address the submitted question: “What are examples of cooperatively owned grocery stores in food deserts or low-income
Saturday, March 7, the day before International Women’s Day and on the cusp between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, CDI took the opportunity to celebrate the impressive history and contemporary vitality of Black women’s leadership in cooperative thought
Meet Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute’s new answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small. Today we ask: are all food co-ops consumer owned? See all of Cathy’s answers and ask your own on
Looking to make a difference in the co-op world and local food? Looking to do it in Maine? Well look no further, as the Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe in Gardiner, ME is hiring! After a lot of hard work
Founded in 1974 during the “natural foods” wave of food co-op creation, the North Country Food Co-op in Plattsburgh, NY has been a long-established fixture of this upstate NY town. It achieved important milestones such as owning its own building
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Portland Food Co-op plans to open its doors this September. They currently have 1147 member-owners and need to reach 1400 to open, so are well on their way. They’ve had 100 new member-owners join in the past 10 days!