With the launch of Wasatch Cooperative Market in Salt Lake City, a full service grocery store owned by community members (member-owners) will be introduced. Members join neighbors and friends dedicated to having a voice in the sources of their food, and Salt Lake City will join more than 350 communities across the country that have cooperative grocery stores.
What Wasatch Cooperative Market will offer:
While we are organizing the business, we are also growing the community support necessary to open our doors. We invite you to strengthen our food system and vote with your purchasing power. Click on the "Become A Member-Owner" tab and become a founding member-owner today.
1. The Co-op reflects the values and desires of our community because hundreds--at some point, thousands--of community members own and control it.
2. The Co-op is committed to the Seven Cooperative Principles: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training, and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for the community.
The Co-op is sponsoring the Downtown Farmers Market at the Rio Grande through April. This commitment ensures that farmers have an outlet for selling their products! In November, Co-op volunteers provided nine hours of service to Keep It Real Vegetables by pulling plant stalks to rejuvenate the soil during the winter. Sponsoring the Winter Market and assisting farmers are two ways the Co-op is actively supporting the local food economy. Be a part of this effort--become a Member-Owner now!
An enthusiastic crowd of member-owners attended our annual meeting at Oasis Cafe on Tuesday, October 18, with an additional 70 people participating by mail or on-line ballots. Board Chair Allen Stutz provided a review of the past year. Information was shared about the Co-op's current development status, including the display