It appears there is an effort to bring a food co-op to Conshohocken. We are not sure who is exactly behind this effort yet, but we are supposed to speak with them later in the week. The Facebook page for the effort states, “Create a store that can be more responsive to the growing demand for local, natural, organic food produced and raised in sustainable and ethical ways.”
What exactly is a co-op? According to the survey you will be asked to participate in below:
A food co-op is a collectively owned grocery store. Most frequently, it focuses on making natural foods more affordable for co-op members, although other products may be carried as well. There are a number of different styles co-op, but all of them share common values of group management and decision making, social responsibility, and equality. Towns of all sizes have food co-ops ranging from very small to quite large.