Co-op News

Assabet Co-op Market First Rendering

Site Search Update!

December 6, 2020

10 Potential Co-op Sites Are In the Works Here’s the Latest on Our Search for Our Grocery Store’s Future Home  … We have 5 sites we are actively considering making offers on and another 5 backup sites. None of the sites is perfect, but each active target comes close to our ideal specifications (see below).…

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Assabet Co-op Market General Manager Sam McCormick

Introducing Our General Manager Sam McCormick!

November 13, 2020

Co-op Owners, please welcome our community-owned grocery store’s General Manager Sam McCormick! Sam will join us at this Sunday’s 2020 Annual Owners Meeting, 2-3PM on Zoom 🙂 *The Zoom access link has been emailed to all Owners. If you did not receive that link, please e-mail info@assabetmarket.coop. “I’m thrilled to be joining you as the…

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An Important Update for Our Owners and Supporters

November 11, 2020

Dear Co-op Community, I’m reaching out to you personally today because we have a lot to report. It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride over here at Assabet Co-op Market. These are exciting times. Every day, we are a step closer to the reality of our community owned grocery store. With our annual meeting…

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Assabet Co-op Market - Black Lives Matter 3.photo by julian wan

Board Statement on Racism, Food Justice and Our Co-op Community

June 13, 2020

Dear Co-op Owners and Supporters, The Board of the Assabet Village Co-op Market would like to add our voice to the chorus of others and say: Black Lives Matter. Full Stop. As your elected leaders, we recognize that there is work for us to do. So please consider this only the first of what will…

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Storefront Illustration

June News: Site Progress, Prepping for Fall Capital Campaign!

June 1, 2020

We’ll keep this June update short and very sweet. Negotiations on the potential site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store are making progress in Maynard. We’re awaiting a number of inspections, reports, and drawings before we’ll know it’s a done deal or not, but should all go well, we hope to announce our location…

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Assabet Co-op Market - Concord Food Co-op Ht Bar Taco

Owners: Take Our Products & Services Survey!

May 29, 2020

What Do You Want Your Community-Owned Grocery Store to Offer?! Owners, we need your input! As we get closer to securing a site for our community-owned grocery store, the Board would like to learn more about your thoughts on our new store and the products and services we will offer. Please take a few minutes…

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Assabet Co-op Market - Co op Storefront Collage

Potential Purchase in the Works – Building Inspector Hired!

May 11, 2020

Dear Co-op Owners and Supporters, We have two exciting pieces of news to share: FIRST, we can confirm now that we are in negotiations to PURCHASE our own Maynard property for our community-owned grocery store! What does that mean? Should this go as planned, we will literally OWN our food cooperative and not be beholden…

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Assabet Village Co-op Market - Green Top Grocery Interior Store Photo

5k-Square-Foot Site Being Pursued in Maynard, Volunteers Jumping In!

April 22, 2020

Plus, take a virtual tour of another 5k-square-foot-store below! And as the pandemic spreads, co-ops across the country go above and beyond … Ready for some positive news?! We are in negotiations on a site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store – a potential 5,000-square-foot retail space in Maynard! While we know our Co-op…

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Co-op Winter Wellness Series: Seedlings with Kate Despres from Daisy Hill Farm

Take Our Free Online “Victory Garden Class”!

April 4, 2020

Take Our Free Online “Victory Garden” Class with Daisy Hill Farm! Build a sustainable food source at home. Get healthy outside with your family. Come together across our Co-op Community. Click the video below to watch our Free Online Victory Garden Class with Daisy Hill Farm! Farmer Kate Despres is providing this service to everyone…

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Assabet Co-op Market - Co op Storefront Collage

Site Negotiations Have Begun! Plus, Coronavirus Resources …

March 16, 2020

Co-op Site Negotiations Are On!!! While we can’t offer specifics, we are in preliminary negotiations with at least one of the 11 potential sites we’re targeting for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store, and search director Rob Olney is working around the clock. At this stage, we must be extremely sensitive to the negotiations process…

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