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Ashland Food Cooperative

January 6, 2017 • joedolson

Ashland Food Cooperative

In 1971, a small group of Ashland families formed a buying club. By 1972, demand necessitated a storefront – and the Ashland Community Food Store was opened. Membership has grown continuously, and the co-op has moved into larger quarters several times, adding community space for courses and events in addition to offices and warehouse space.

For many years, the Ashland natural foods store opereated as a mutual benefit corporation, which was dissolved in 2002 to reform as a cooperative.

Owner/members must make an equity investment of $100. Members receive benefits including patronage refunds, owner-only savings, quarterly discounts, and a voice in the co-op governance.

Ashland Food Cooperative

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