News & Announcements

Upcoming Summer Regional Food Cooperative Meeting

Save the Date: Our next regional food cooperative meeting will be on
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Catonsville Food Co-op in Maryland:
1905 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228 – that’s the Immanuel United Church of Christ.

We will have a brief tour of the co-op’s current operations – at 11:30 AM – then our usual yummy lunch (12 noon), then our “main event,” which will include a discussion of tips for getting your co-op up & running (1 PM-4PM)

★ Please join us–you don’t have to be a MAFCA member to attend.

    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.