Our Mission

A Community-Owned Grocery Store

The Assabet Co-op Market is a community-owned, full-service grocery store in Maynard  that serves the entire Metro West region. Our mission is to support the regional food system; strengthen the local economy; promote the well-being of our members, our community, and the environment; and be a center of community activity.

The co-op began when a group of people met in 2012 to talk about opening a community-owned grocery store. The group expanded, began selling memberships, and raised seed funds.

We obtained our market study in June 2015 and found that Maynard is the ideal location for a thriving co-op – it’s surrounded by farms, surrounded by towns that value local food, and at the intersections of routes 2, 117, 27, and 62.

We opened in May 2023 with more than 2,200 owners, and you do not need to be an owner to shop here. We’re open 8am-8pm every day. We’ll see you at the Co-op!