Food Co-ops are hot. On Fire. Who wouldn’t want in on a way to score local, organic food at a significant discount?
As a result, scoring a membership at the Park Slope Food Co-op has become harder than scoring a ticket for a Yankees playoff game. In order to keep the crowds under control, the co-op has limited the number of new slots available to 70 per week. Wannabe members must try to snag the few open slots online, and they’re inevitably all gone in a matter of minutes. To help alleviate the demand, and the crowds, the Park Slope Co-op is taking on the role of a mothership, helping others open coops in nearby ‘hoods, and offering work shift credits to members who take an active role in helping new co-ops get off the ground.
Brooklyn Based takes a look at the trials and tribulations of new coops in bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, Flatbush and Bushwick as they seek to find their footing.
One Nona reader wants to open a co-op in Greenpoint, and she’s looking to join forces with others who’d like their very own in North Brooklyn. If you’d like to get involved, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org. She says, “I’d like to find others who want this venture in Greenpoint too so we can discuss, breakdown and attack!” Go for it people!