Reprinted from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, online edition. By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Wednesday, June 20, 2018 AMHERST — Organizers of the Amherst Food Co-op will make important announcements on the direction of the startup project at their third annual member-owner meeting this Sunday.
Hello, my fellow Co-op people. If you're reading this, you probably are thinking about becoming a member or already are. If you already are, great. If you're not, here's why I support it. Firstly, the Co-op will have lots of organic local food. This is important because fresh produce has more vitamins and tastes better too.
As the Amherst Food Co-op (AFC) gains traction, I have been nudging people that I meet around town, trying to get a sense for how the idea of a co-op will sit with people. Though the member numbers are strong, the co-op is still in its infancy, even in the realm of awareness around town. I decided to ask some of my coworkers what they knew, if anything, and what they would like to see in the co-op as it takes shape.