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Green Fields Market

January 6, 2017 • joedolson

Green Fields Market

The Green Fields Market is open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. They offer fresh produce, organic foods, and other natural products. The store also operates a full-service deli, which closes 1 1/2 hours before the rest of the store each day.

The Co-op was started in 1977 as a small buying club in Turners Falls, with 15 to 20 families and assistance from the FCAC. A small retail store was opened on Avenue A in 1980. Membership and sales increased steadily and the space was outgrown in a year. In 1981 the Co-op expanded into an adjacent storefront. Growth continued until the mid-eighties when sales leveled off. Rent continued to increase and the decision was made to move into downtown Greenfield. in April 1987, the Co-op moved into the Chapman Street store where sales grew 70% in the first year and continued to grow at a steady pace to reach a sales level of $500,000 in Fiscal Year 1993. In the November 1993, the move into the new store on Main Street was accomplished. Sales increased dramatically in the year following the move, and have continued to increase since then.

Membership in the Green Fields Market costs one share of stock at $175. This payment is refundable in full at any time. You may buy additional stock if you wish, although in keeping with the Co-op guidelines, you will still only have a single vote. Membership entitles you to a 2% discount on purchases, although a working member at 2 hours per month earns a 10% discount.

Green Fields Market

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