Imagine a downtown grocery store filled with fresh, locally produced and fairly priced foods directly from local farms. In this store, the money you pay for your groceries is a contribution to the sustainable development of your local community. All for the better, you feed yourself, your family, your neighbors, and the local economy.
This emerging worker-farmer-community local food co-operative is based in Portsmouth Village, Kingston, Ontario. The Village Co-op's vision is to offer a range of value-added local organic products while engaging and educating our community on seasonal eating, sustainable farming, fair trade, food justice and feeding ourselves as a region.
One of the newest co-ops in the province is the Berry Road Food Co-op, under construction now in Etobicoke on the western edge of Toronto.