Founded in 2019, Community Co-op Market (CCM) is a retail food co-op serving Tallahassee, Florida. We’re on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, delicious food and build strong local communities while doing good for the world. Though we are community-owned, membership is not required to shop here. There's always great food and warm community at the co-op table — and there's always a seat for you!
Community Co-op Market (CCM) exists to improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves through its retail food stores. CCM operates as a cooperative owned by its members and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its staff, customers, suppliers and neighbors.
Co-op Values & Principles
Co-ops are based on values not unlike those we subscribe to individually, including self-responsibility, democracy, equality, honesty and social responsibility.
In addition to these common values, seven basic principles serve as guidelines to provide a democratic structure for co-ops around the world. While adoption of these principles is not required, most co-ops choose to adopt them for their business. The seven principles are:
Ownership (who owns the co-op)
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control
Decision making (how decisions are made in a co-op)
- Member economic participation
- Autonomy and independence
Special Practices (the ways co-ops put their beliefs into action)
- Education, training and information
- Cooperation among cooperatives
- Concern for community
The Board of Directors is the governing body for the members of Community Co-op Market and is responsible for ensuring organizational performance on behalf of all of the co-op's members. This work includes developing clearly stated expectations through written policies; delegating responsibility and authority; and monitoring compliance with written policies.
By focusing on the big-picture vision of our co-op, the board ensures that we position our organization for the maximum benefit of our members, while anticipating trends and values which may have a critical impact on our relevance and survival. The Board governs the organization and delegates all operational duties to one employee, the General Manager. The Board of Directors is not involved in any of the day-to-day activities or decisions regarding the operation of the co-op.
Have a question for the Board? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.