(Closed) How do food co-ops work?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’d call them.  Usually for $200 you get a weekly share of the food for the summer.  But the way it’s worded on the website it sounds more like a stock in their co-op for financial gain.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

There was a co-op in my college town and you didn’t pay to shop there, but if you paid membership dues you got a discount and some other benefits I’m not clear on.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

There is a co-op where I live.  I am not a member, but I can still shop there.  I just don’t get a discount on my purchases.  Basically, the way Honest Weight (the name of the co-op) works is that people can buy a share or do a work-share (where they actually work so many hours per week) and get a discount on their groceries.  I don’t know if that is how they all work, but you should call and check it out!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I think it could be a good idea but that does seem concerning to see poor info from the start.  You have to be really organized to make those things work and I’d be skeptical of going in and investing unless there was a clear plan and I was familiar with the people.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’d say get on the e-mail list and see what it looks like when it’s established, but don’t pay into it yet because it seems like things are up in the air still.

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