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The Dorchester Community Co-op is an organization currently in formation by residents of Dorchester, MA and surrounding communities, who are in the process of creating a food cooperative - a community-owned business that will bring healthy food into the community and make it accessible to all.
The Dorchester Community Co-op is committed to:
Inclusivity: The co-op will celebrate the diversity of our neighborhoods and reach out to the different ethnic groups, age range, and mixed income groups that make up our community.
Healthy Food: Access to healthy, affordable, and nutritious food is essential to creating a healthy community.
Building Community: The coop will serve as a dynamic space to bring people together.
Sustainability: Social, economic and environmental sustainability are the cornerstones of the co-op business model.
New Economic Model: An economy controlled by its local residents provides stability.
Youth: Engaging our youth is important for building our future.
Jobs for our Community: Money spent in our community creates more local jobs and supports the Dorchester community.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Please help by:
Joining the mailing list.
Pledging to become a member-owner.
Volunteering to help organize the co-op.
Follow DotCommCoop on twitter @DotCommCoop and on Facebook.
Telling neighbors and friends about the co-op.
Please contact Dorchester Community Food Coop via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - help, support and ideas welcomed!
Key Programs Offered:
Dorchester Winter Farmers' Market 2012 - 6 Norfolk Street, Codman Square, every Sunday 12-3, January through March
The Community Food Coop is in the preliminary phases of planning which means that now is a great time to get involved and have your voice heard!
Current primary goals are spreading the word about the co-op and involving as many people as possible now, in the beginning stages.
Activities planned for the coming months: location research, a neighborhood resident survey, and completion of feasibility and marketing studies. The community's help and input is essential to move this process forward! The co-op will need a minimum of 500 paid members-owners to break ground.