About the Nashville Food Co-op
A community grocery
The mission of the Nashville Food Co-op is to support the community of Nashville & provide year-round access to local food through a member-owned co-operative grocery store. Our year round, locally-owned grocery store will offer local meats, dairy, produce, & other products as the season allows, while also offering other goods that one may look for during a grocery shopping trip: dry goods, home & health products, and paper goods.
Nashville needs a food co-op
In 2015, we started with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $15,000 in 30 days. That money funded a professional market study, which helped to see how feasible a food cooperative would be in our city. After receiving positive results from this study, we developed our leadership board and claimed our mission.
The co-op model for growth
With the help of the Food Co-op Initiative, a nation-wide non-profit that works with start-up food co-ops, we are making your store a reality. They’ve helped us define our goal Co-Owner numbers & predict our store size to be 12,000 sq ft, approximately the size of a Walgreens. If you are looking for a place to share community over local food, we welcome you to join our community today!
Our growth process
- 300 Co-Owners by the end of 2021
- 600 Co-Owners & start looking for a LOCATION by the end of 2022
- 1200 Co-Owners & OPEN by the end of 2024