Co-ops support the local economy and help preserve small family farms, connecting farmers and shoppers so you know where your food comes from. We look forward to being able to maximize our local resources which are rich and abundant here in Western New York!Read More
We’re stronger together. Co-ops bring people together around shared values, needs and ideas. As a startup, we rely on people from our community to propel the effort and along the way, find new, rewarding relationships, sharing the responsibility and the reward of bringing the co-op to fruition.Read More
We are a group of like-minded individuals who have one shared goal: to bring a member-owned full-service grocery which is open to all and will provide access to fresh, seasonal local foods for the Southtowns communities of Western New York, including East Aurora, Orchard Park, Elma, Marilla, Wales, South Wales, West Seneca, Hamburg, Holland, Strykersville and beyond.Read More
Read on to learn how you can help bring it to fruition!
One of the key benefits of being a member of the Co-op is that you are also an owner. As an owner, you play an important role in the growth and development of the Co-op when you provide your voice and your vote in elections, when you help build membership, Read on…
We’re a strong and growing co-op community and we’re working every day to realize our collective goal of a thriving store, but there is still work to do. For member-owners and co-op supporters unable to attend the project update meeting, please click here to read the overview of where we are now.
It’s getting real!! Be sure to follow our progress on our blog, Facebook and Instagram!! We will keep you updated on demolition, construction and renovation progress, as well as membership recruitment as we hit goals on our way to opening our doors and beyond! It’s an exciting journey. Together with our 1,161+ member owners, we’re one step closer every day! Read the full blog posts here!
One step closer every day…check out the new concrete slabs for the vestibule and receiving dock. Just think of all the fresh, healthy, delicious food that’s going to go be delivered to that dock! Are YOU a member-owner yet? Go to www.eastaurorafood.coop to learn...
Please join us for Food for Change, a feature-length (84 min.) documentary from Home Planet Pictures. It is a provocative new film by Steve Alves that examines the current resurgence of food co-operatives in America through
Co-ops are all about building and serving communities. We’re building a strong co-op community – 1,161 member-owners and growing! – here in the greater East Aurora area. And we’ve been chosen as a new associate co-op by the National Co+op Grocers community. We could not be more excited to be a part of this amazing group committed to working together to build a cooperative economy! Check it out...
We’re a strong and growing co-op community and we’re working every day to realize our collective goal of a thriving store, but there is still work to do. For member-owners and co-op supporters unable to attend the project update meeting earlier this week, here’s an overview of where we are: Goal: • Get the doors open! Construction: • We have run into hidden defects in the building, previously covered by drywall. • It took time to have these professionally evaluated and we are working together with our landlord to resolve...
This is an important update that I hope you will read through to the end. Many weeks have gone by since we began demolition at the site and, while we have made great strides on a number of fronts, at this point we had hoped to be much further along with the build out of our store. As you know, we began our work on the building in early June. As we moved through the demolition of this 100-year-old, multi-tenant building and
Work is continuing on all fronts as the East Aurora Co-op Market moves from concept to reality. One of those fronts involves the design of our logo. Our new design is an important step in getting the co-op ready for opening.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to see this clean, bright logo that highlights our cooperative ownership.
The original logo served the co-op well through our start-up phase, connecting us with our valued member-owners and with the greater community. There will always be a special place in our history (and our hearts) for it!