Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community

Co-op achieves end of year goal of 200 members

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The Dorchester Community Food Co-op is excited to announce that we met our goal of 200 members by the beginning of 2013!

We currently have 209 household member-owners, and are setting our next target of 300 members by the close of the Winter Farmers’ Market season on March 24.  We know we can do it! It is easier than ever to join–see the “Join Now” logo on each page of the website to join online. You can also come to the co-op table at the Winter Farmers’ Market and pay for your equity share by credit card, check or cash. Of course, you can always mail your payment in as well. See the Join Now page to download a membership brochure and find out more information.

The Dorchester W2013 WFM kickoffinter Farmers’ Market Kickoff was a huge success!
Slaps at WFM
More than 550 attended the spectacular opening of the second season of the Winter Farmers’ Market at the Great Hall in Codman Square. We now have 11 food vendors—-a mix of returning and new vendors.  The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band wowed market shoppers and passersby with their rousing renditions, and Sierra Rothberg used her considerable artistic talents to decorate the faces of children at the Ashmont Nursery School table. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped set up and staff the market, and to Christine Rose for providing complimentary massages! For information about our vendors and upcoming market events, Click Here.

Co-op Featured in Boston Globe Op Ed
Read the terrific Op Ed about the Dorchester Community Food Co-op in the Boston Globe. (Saturday, Dec 22). The print headline was: “Seeds for a Dorchester Co-op”

What’s Next?
By the end of February we will have completed our feasibility study. This will allow us to enter into a more advanced stage of planning for the new co-op. In the meantime, we are planning a new push to increase our membership. If you are interested in hosting a house party, or would like someone to come speak to your church group or other organization, please contact Outreach and Membership Organizer Lynn Murray:

Volunteers Needed
The Dorchester Community Food Coop needs volunteers for outreach, planning and preparing for events, and at the Winter Farmers’ Market. To volunteer for general co-op work, please contact Lynn Murray:

The development of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op is made possible by the generous support of the Boston Impact Initiative, Trefler Foundation, Food Coop Initiative, Cooperative Fund of New England, Green Dorchester, Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor Menino’s Office of Food Initiatives, and residents, businesses and organizations throughout Dorchester and beyond.


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