Food Co-Ops: Separating Facts From Fiction


wealthymattersFood co-ops provide various benefits to the community. It creates a place for people to obtain fresh and healthy produce and products created by local businesses. Food co-ops give individuals and family a better alternative to big corporations, and allow you to support independent small businesses in your community. Despite all these benefits, food co-ops, unfortunately, have a cloud of misconceptions surrounding them. These inaccuracies can turn away potential co-op shoppers. Knowing the difference between the facts and myths of food co-ops will help you make an informed decision on your family’s shopping choices.

Myth #1: You must be a member in order to shop at food co-ops.
Fact: You don’t have to be a member in order to visit or shop at a food co-op. In fact, you can shop at the co-op as you would any other store. Once you see for yourself the benefits, you may be interested in finding out more about their membership.

Myth #2: Only hippies, vegetarians and the like shop at food co-ops.
Fact: Everyone, no matter what their political standing, social status or food preference, is welcome at food co-ops. Read more of this post

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