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469. Valley Green Feast & Boston Collective Delivery – Creating a closed loop worker co-op supply chain to increase food access.

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Coop Name: Valley Green Feast N° of Employees: 4
City: Northampton N° of Members: 4
Country: United States Year of formation: 2010
Website: http://www.valleygreenfeast.com Twitter: Link
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Valley Green Feast is a fair trade, local, and organic food delivery service. We aim to tackle the issues of food access in our region and want to make it easier for consumers to connect to agricultural resources. Our mission revolves around interco-operating with our co-op network VAWC (Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives) and over coming lack of access to healthy food by offering delivery and discounts to SNAP/EBT users. As an all female, four person worker-owned collective, we believe that our strength lies in our passion and our organizational structure.

Photo Credits: Rebekah Hanlon

Valley Green Feast is a women owned, worker cooperative that delivers local food to homes all year round. We have been serving Western Mass. for five years and now we’re on our way to Boston! Our mission is to support local farms and small businesses and to bring healthy, delicious food to customers. We prioritize sourcing organic, fair trade and co-operatively produced food from within Massachusetts. We are committed to being part of a local food system that minimizes environmental impacts, strengthens our economy, and increases access to healthy and affordable food.

This project goes a step beyond other local and organic food projects because Valley Green Feast is a proud worker-owned cooperative business: all of us own an equal share in our business, and we make all decisions as a group. Working with other co-ops is important to us, and we have partnered with Boston Collective Delivery and Stone Soup Farm Co-op to create one of the first closed loop worker co-op supply chains in the country!

Together, we are working to change business as usual by increasing the number of cooperatives in local food, and building a future where everyone who produces, delivers, and enjoys local food is treated with respect and understanding as an essential member of the local food community.

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Rebekah Hanlon
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