Community Co-op Market gifts $10,000 to Local Small Farmers
(Tallahassee, FL, February, 7)
Community Co-op Market – which opened in January of this year in the same location that New Leaf Market Co-op operated out of for three decades – recognizes that New Leaf provided an important retail outlet for local farmers and producers. Community Co-op Market values a strong local food system and is working individually with local farmers who have suffered financially from the closing of New Leaf to assist them in recouping their losses by increasing purchases and future sales at our co-op. Additionally, Community Co-op Market is contributing $10,000 to the local non-profit, Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, to support their work to strengthen the local food system. We invite all local farmers interested in working with our co-op to stop in and see us!
Statement from Red Hills Small Farm Alliance:
We are honored to receive this contribution to the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and excited to further develop beneficial relationships between local food producers and the Community Co-op Market.
The Red Hills Small Farm Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to the economic stability of small farms and ranches and other food producers in our region. We are very proud to support the 78 producers who are our members and one of the ways we do that is by connecting these producers with consumers. Right now, many of our producers participate in Red Hills Online, our online farmers’ market, and in local farmers’ markets.
We are excited that Community Co-op Market is interested in being a consistent, third option for locally-produced food. Together we will work to educate the community about the great quality of the meats, produce, cheeses and other foods coming from our area’s farmers and ranchers, and the increased availability of those goods. We are delighted that Community Co-op Market wants to be an active, engaged part of our local food community and we look forward to working together to support our local agriculture and small farmers.