The Mid-Atlantic Food Cooperative 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 39 food co-ops, buying clubs, and start-up efforts in 6 states (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA) with aggregate annual sales of over $150 million dollars.  We meet several times a year at food cooperatives in the mid-Atlantic region and communicate regularly via our listserv.


Our next Regional Cooperative Meeting will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Bushwick Food Cooperative,
2 Porter Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237. The day will begin at 11 am with a tour of the Bushwick co-op, followed by lunch at noon, and then the meeting from 1-4 pm. Lunch and the meeting itself will be at the nearby MayDay Community Space at  176 St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

Contact us at if you have any questions or want to arrange carpooling.


Join the MAFCA 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. Contact us at to join the listserv and communicate with other food coops in the region--ask questions, get advice!


Recommended Book
Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy
by Anne Meis Knupfer


To contact MAFCA, please send email to

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