The sixth cooperative principle, cooperation among co-ops, is central to the aims of the Mid-Atlantic Food Cooperative Alliance (MAFCA) members. Longtime members of established co-ops are happy to speak to people who want to start their own coops. Representatives of start-up co-ops often come to MAFCA meetings to share their plans and get advice.
Join the conversation about food co-ops by joining our Google Group: send an email to: mafca+subscribe (at) googlegroups.com. You will be able to ask questions and get advice from other food co-ops.
Feel free to email us at info [at] mafca.coop if you have questions.
Did You Know:
- Even when the economy was down, or perhaps especially when the economy was down, food cooperatives continued to grow and thrive. This article about The Boom in Food Co-ops, tells us that as of 2011 there were 200 new co-ops in the works!