Traditional Grocery Store or North Flint Food Market
- Traditional stores are in the community, but NFFM will be part of the community.
- At a traditional store patrons buy food offered to them versus the NFFM where we will have the ability to dictate the quality of available foods including organic and locally sourced goods.
- There is no comparison... we need to support each other by shopping at a community owned grocery store versus a traditional store.
WE NEED THE NORTH FLINT FOOD MARKET COOPERATIVE!
The North Flint Food Market Cooperative (NFFM) is Flint’s first cooperative grocery. The location of the market will be in North Flint along the Pierson Road Corridor. A co-op is different from a traditional grocery story because it is owned by its members. Consumers purchase memberships to provide investment into the development of the store. Their investment also gives them a voice in how things are developed for the store. Both individuals and organizations can purchase membership in the cooperative.
"We Own It" "We Own It" "We Own It" "We Own It" "We Own It" "We Own It"
The quality of being human
"I Am We"
"A person is a person through other people"
"One finger cannot pick up a grain"
Working together to grow our community into a safer social environment
Seven Cooperative Principles
Over 100 Years Guiding Co-ops
1.Voluntary and open membership
2.Democratic member control
3.Member economic participation
4.Autonomy and independence
5.Education, training and information
6.Cooperation among cooperatives
7.Concern for community