Food Co-ops: Networking and Training Event
The main principle behind all community run Food Co-ops is that by pooling their buying power and ordering food in bulk direct from suppliers, a group of people can buy good food at a more affordable price.
Small Food Co-ops or buying groups work by collecting together everyone’s orders in advance, whereas other models operate more like other food businesses in that they order the produce from suppliers and then sell it to their customers via stalls, bag or box schemes, mobile stores, shops or other types of outlet.
The main things community food co-ops have is common are they:
- Are run by the community for the community
- Aim to supply produce at affordable prices
- Are run on a not for profit basis
- Generally rely on the support of volunteers, either in the day-to day running or on the committee
If you are interested in finding out more about setting up and running a Food Co-op, a Network and Training Event is being held on Thursday 19 May, 9.30-4.30 @ West Oxford Community Centre, Oxford.
The event is FREE but booking is essential. Click the link below for contact details and workshop choices.