Bennington food co-op has tiered membershipsOctober 29,2012Food co-op has tiered memberships
BENNINGTON — The organizers working on the Southshire Community Market, which would be Bennington’s first food cooperative, have announced a tiered membership program and assistance for potential low-income members.
A food co-op is a member-owned, member-controlled business that operates for the benefit of its members and community.
The Bennington co-op is already selling family memberships for $200 in part to raise start-up capital. Recognizing that the market was developed to help low-income families, they are also offering a low-income accessibility program at a cost of $100.
Members can also donate to a fund, Co-op Cares, that would subsidize the memberships of those who can’t afford any membership fee. Recipients of Co-op Cares funding will be chosen from families who receive qualifying assistance programs.
Advantages to membership include some special pricing and discounts and a voice in decisions made for the co-op.
The Southshire Community Market is committed to bringing local, healthy, affordable food to the residents of downtown Bennington and the community at large. More information is available through the Better Bennington Corp. at 442-5758 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE IN This Just InMONTPELIER — The 22 water systems in Vermont that draw from Lake Champlain are participating in a... Full StoryJOHANNESBURG — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.