The Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance (MAFCA) exists for the mutual benefit of its members and the greater community in which we live.

Our purpose is to grow the cooperative economy, provide education about co-ops, and build a sustainable and equitable system of healthy, local food production, distribution, and consumption.

We are 31 food co-ops, buying clubs, and start-up efforts in 6 states (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA) with aggregate annual sales of over $100 million dollars.  We meet several times a year at food cooperatives in the mid-Atlantic region and communicate regularly via our listserv.

Anyone who is interested in starting a food cooperative or growing an existing food cooperative is welcome to join our meetings and our listserv.


Upcoming Regional Food Cooperative Meeting

Don’t miss the next MAFCA gathering on Saturday, August 6, hosted by Common Market in Frederick, MD. As usual, we will start off with a tour of the co-op at 11 AM, followed by lunch (at noon) and then our meeting (from 1-4 PM). 

Common Market is located at 5728 Buckeystown Pike #1B, Frederick MD 22704, in the Evergreen Square Shopping Center. 

The meeting will be held at the C. Burr Arts Library, in the Community Room on the 1st floor, to right of main entrance. The Library is at 110 E. Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701, about a mile from the co-op.


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