All Things Local links
- Local Roots, Wooster, OH
Our Mission “To establish a year-round market place for the purpose of connecting consumers and producers of locally grown foods and other agricultural products.
- Just Local Food, Eau Claire, WI
UST LOCAL FOOD COOPERATIVE MISSION STATEMENT: Just: Justly produced and distributed.Local: Sourced locally first. Food: Energy for enjoying and sustaining life. Cooperative: Worker owned, community supported.
- Amherst Community Market
We envision a community in which fresh, locally harvested, and sustainably grown foods are accessible year-round to persons of all backgrounds and abilities.
- Franklyn County Cooperative
Franklin Community Co-op, located in the Pioneer Valley in beautiful western Massachusetts, operates Green Fields Market in Greenfield and McCusker’s Market in Shelburne Falls. Both stores offer fresh organic produce, bulk foods, organic meats and cheeses
- The Berkshire Coop Market, Great Barrington, MA
Berkshire Co-op Market is a consumer cooperative. That means our ownership is made up of the people who shop in our store.
- Wild Oats Market, Williamstown, MA
Wild Oats Cooperative exists to meet the needs of its members, customers, and the local community according to cooperative principles.
- Neighboring Food Co-op Association
The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is a network of more than 25 food co-ops that are working together toward a shared vision of a thriving regional economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and collaboration among co-ops.
- Rochdale Principles
The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals established by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in 1844. The Rochdale Pioneers are considered founders of the cooperative movement because of their commitment to making organizational standards.
- National Cooperative Grocers Association
NCGA is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops nationwide – Putting it all together for food Co-ops.
- National Cooperative Business Association
Developing, advancing & protecting cooperative business.
- International Cooperative Alliance
ICA is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide.
- Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives is dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by facilitating the growth and development of worker cooperatives in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.
- Cooperatives in the Pioneer Valley
VCBA sees our common history and principles as a framework for co-operatives to work together.
All Things Local store working group
Formed to help the process of finding a suitable location, creating a functional framework and reach out to other similar venues.
- Co-op Power
Co-op Power is a consumer-owned renewable energy cooperative. We operate within a regional network of autonomous Local Organizing Councils to create a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future.
- Collective Copies
We’re a worker-owned collective and union shop — we all do the work, we all make the decisions, we all benefit from doing those things well.
- Food for Thought Books Collective
Food for Thought Books is a not-for-profit, workers’ collective bookstore located in downtown Amherst, MA – now in our 35th year! We feature a wide array of radical & progressive media – all manner of nourishment for the heart & mind.
- Franklin Community Co-op
Located in the Pioneer Valley in beautiful western Massachusetts, Franklin Community Co-op operates Green Fields Market in Greenfield and McCusker’s Market in Shelburne Falls.
- GaiaHost Collective
Reliable Internet hosting services from a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to environmental and social sustainability.
- Pedal People
Pedal People Cooperative Inc. is a worker-owned human-powered delivery and hauling service for items under 300 pounds in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.
- River Valley Market (Northampton)
A community-owned, full-service grocery store specializing in fresh, local and organically grown food. We offer fresh produce; meat & seafood; groceries; a deli with soups, a hot and cold bar, sushi, desserts, and gifts; and a wellness department.
- The Old Creamery
The Old Creamery is a small country store cultivating a big vision. We want to make the world a more just, loving, and environmentally sustainable place, starting in our own neighborhood, through the vehicle of a vibrant, community-oriented retail store.
- Valley Free Radio
Valley Free Radio is a non-profit, community based and volunteer run radio station for the Greater Northampton area. We seek to educate, inspire, and entertain through programming that reflects the diversity of the local community.
Documents from Local Roots in Wooster
- Information on membership in Local Roots
With information on how to become a member or a volunteer.
- Local Roots bylaws (pdf)
Mission, membership rules, policies of operation etc.
- Guidelines and policies for producers (pdf)
Expectations of sellers, how to display, guidelines for the market.
- Rules for selling in the market (pdf)
Compliance with health and safety regs, display rules, delivery etc.
- Guidelines for rental of market space (pdf)
License requirements, reserving a display, wait lists etc.
- Legal compliance by product (pdf)
Which products can be sold at the market.
- General guidelines on how to choose products for the market
Criteria guidelines for acceptance of products.
Documents from Related Projects
Legal and Guidance Documents
- Farmers Market Manager Training Manual (pdf)
- Establishing and Operating a Community Farmers Market
- Massachusetts Good Handling Practices Audit Program
- Massachusetts Food Processors Resource Manual
- Massachusetts Food Labeling Requirements (pdf)
- Rules for Residential Kitchens (pdf)
- Massachusetts Farmers Market Food Safety & Permit Guidelines (pdf)
- Miscellaneous information for market managers