Among hundreds of startup co-ops across the country, the Monadnock Food Co-op received the Startup Co-op of the Year Award from the Food Co-op Initiative. This award recognizes the co-op’s excellence in leadership, strength of community support and success in opening a retail food cooperative.
“Monadnock Food Co-op is a role model for how an organized community can work together to meet their own needs, create a cooperative business, a community asset, and inspiration for others,” said Stuart Reid, Food Co-op Initiative’s Executive Director.
“Although our work has just begun — building a local, sustainable food system — we are thrilled to receive this award recognizing all the amazing efforts that went into starting our project,” said Michael Faber, General Manager of the Monadnock Food Co-op.
About Food Co-op Initiative
The Food Co-op Initiative Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to enabling a faster and more efficient start-up process to develop new retail grocery co-ops: http://www.foodcoopinitiative.coop.