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Guide to Starting a Locally-Scaled, Local-Foods Based Cooperative
The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market was profitable just after its first year and has seen on average 5 percent growth per month since it opened in 2009. Guide to Starting a Locally-Scaled, Local-Foods Based Cooperative, written by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is a handbook that details the steps taken by Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market to successfully establish their business. Located in upstate New York, the market is a community owned grocery store that sources locally and is open seven days a week. It has been lauded by organizations throughout the state for its quick growth and unique business style.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) CNE10-083, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market.
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