Q: What is the Ticonderoga Natural Food Co-op?
A.The Ticonderoga Natural Food Co-op will be a full service grocery store, with a priority on affordable local, organic, and sustainable food. As a cooperative, it will be member-owned, but it will also be open for shopping to the public. Co-ops operate democratically and as member-owners you are able to vote for the board and have regular opportunities to provide input and feedback.
Q: When will it open and where will it be?
A: Our timeline for opening is currently late spring/early summer. We are scouting locations now and the more people who join today the better the Co-op will be when it opens.
Q: What kinds of things will the Co-op carry?
A: The Co-op will offer produce and products that are as local, as seasonal, and as organic as possible. We will be a full-service grocery store, carrying a range of fresh food, dry goods and beverages.
Q: Can anyone shop at the Co-op?
A:yes, the Co-op will be open to the public for shopping. Member-owners will receive discounts on selected items and will share in the profits, but anyone is welcome to shop.
Q: Why should I join new instead of waiting until the store is open for shopping?
A: Co-op member-ownership means putting your dollars where your values are: the cooperative system, healthy communities and supporting local farms and businesses. Co-ops - and their money - are owned and controlled by their member-owners, therefore member-owners provide the basic capital to start the Co-op. It starts with you!