From email announcement:
The Richmond Food Co-op will be holding its monthly Community Forum on Monday, March 18th at the William Byrd House from 6:00pm -7:00pm (224 S Cherry St Richmond, VA 23220). Prospective members are welcome to come learn about the Richmond Food Co-op’s structure and vision.
The Richmond Food Co-op will be a member-owned full service grocery store providing affordable, local, sustainable and healthy food options.
The Co-op is expected to open in the fall of 2013, following a vigorous membership drive. The membership base is the foundation of the business, and all members of the Co-op will have an equal ownership.
The Co-op is grounded on four key principles:
Provide healthy and delicious food from local suppliers that use environmentally and socially responsible practices.
Improve access to organic and local crops by offering often lower prices for equal or better quality products than those available in local markets.
Employ a democratic process structured around community decision-making and benefits.
Drive community education on nutrition and healthy eating.
The membership investment is $125 per adult member of a household; a $25 non-refundable joining fee per household also applies. People on government assistance will pay a discounted rate for membership:a $10 investment plus a $5 joining fee.
More information on the Richmond Food Co-op and membership is available at www.richmondfoodcoop.com.