News & Announcements

Upcoming Fall Cooperative Cafe

Save the Date: There will be a cooperative cafe on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for details.

Join the online conversation about food co-ops through our Google Group: send an email to: mafca+subscribe (at) You will be able to ask questions and get advice from other food co-ops.

Videos from our Fall 2014 Regional Food Cooperative Meeting

Here are two presentations from our October regional food co-op meeting at the Flatbush Food Co-op in Brooklyn, New York.

Cynthia Blayer: Marketing & Outreach Techniques for Food Co-ops

➥ Download the Powerpoint presentation used during the discussion about marketing and outreach for food co-ops.

Carl Arnold: Hydrofracking Video + Resources

To contact MAFCA, please send email to info [at]

About the Mid-Atlantic Food Cooperative Alliance (MAFCA)

We are 25 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.

Mission: The Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance 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.


  • Establish a regional network of consumer food co-ops, businesses and farmers.
  • Promote a marketing brand for regional co-ops.
  • Publicize, promote, and enhance resources for established and start-up co-ops.
  • Promote the principles and values of the cooperative movement.