Joining the Park Slope Food Co-op means more than just saving money on your groceries. But in today’s world of salmonella, contamination, unlawful farming, and big business, it’s a wonder one of America’s oldest food co-op’s membership hasn’t increased past 15,000 members.
Founded in 1973, the Park Slope Food Co-op sells healthy, environmentally cautious, and affordable food available to anyone who wants membership. Not only do the members control what comes in, but because the labor is contributed by the members, savings range from 20 percent to 40 percent when comparing to major supermarkets.
According to their site, commitment of the co-op means working about three hours during the course of four weeks, and with that, you get to shop at the store.
Is working for your food worth the savings? For most the answer is no, but it’s not just about the savings. It’s about being a part of something good, healthy, and environmentally responsible. Brooklyn’s own Park Slope Food Co-op’s mission reflects this by reducing the carbon footprint our lifestyles have on the world and protecting our earth for future generations. Guarantying the freshest products available is just icing on the cake!
For more information, visit their site at http://www.foodcoop.com/.