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Food co-ops

What is a food co-op?

Food co-ops, food buying groups, food clubs and food groups are terms that are used interchangeably to describe a food outlet that is run on a not-for-profit basis to give people access to good food at affordable prices. We have used the term ‘co-op’ because it implies co-operation which is all about people working together to achieve something they couldn’t do on their own.

The Toolkit

Packed with easy-to-follow tips and advice, the toolkit covers issues such as how to buy fresh produce, food hygiene, pricing, planning, promotion and marketing. There are also templates to help you with the practicalities, such as a model volunteer agreement, a sample constitution, an example cashing up sheet, a price comparison table and a guide to selling fruit and vegetables.

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