Cooperation among Co-ops
Part of Outpost being a cooperative business means that we support the growth of new co-ops locally and nationally. While Outpost is a member of the organization, National Cooperative Grocers, which provides unity and support for natural food cooperatives across the United States, we also support the many new co-ops currently sprouting up across Wisconsin.
Here are a few of those local endeavors:
New Leaf Market Cooperative: Green Bay, WI
The idea for New Leaf Market Cooperative arose in 2008 from a group of people who were interested in creating a new local food enterprise that would accomplish improving people’s health by better access to healthy food, expanding the market for the products of local growers and food producers by more direct connections to local customers and expanding the local economy by encouraging new local food enterprises and by creating good jobs. Without a storefront yet, New Leaf Co-op is in the process of raising capital and signing up new owners to their co-op. Visit New Leaf at www.newleafmarket.org to learn more about their growing co-op.
Wild Root Market: Racine, WI
In late 2009 a small group of people interested in fresh, local and sustainable food options for Racine, met around a dining room table to talk about the feasibility of starting a community-owned grocery store. They currently have over 750 co-op owners! Learn more about Wild Root Market at www.wildrootmarket.com.
Baraboo Cooperative: Baraboo, WI
Baraboo Co-op combines the concept of a consumer co-op (owned by the shoppers) with a worker co-op (in which employees buy equity). Their vision is a 7,000 sq. ft. full service grocery store with unparalleled service and democratic control. http://www.baraboo.coop
Hudson Grocery Cooperative: Hudson, WI
Interested in starting your own food co-op? Start by watching this video created by Food Co-op Initiative and become inspired! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jh5XFWE4uY