All things considered, DC isn’t a terrible place to shop for food. We have good butchers, good fish markets, and, during the summer, some pretty great farmer’s markets. However, unless I’m terribly mistaken, there is one thing we’re missing: a food co-op.
Friends in Brooklyn rave about the Park Slope Food Co-Op, and their stories of good produce and other groceries at cheapish prices leave me envious. I even find the idea of working a few hours a month in the store appealing. We should have one here! I know the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-Op is up in Maryland, but I think the city could support one of its own.
Has anyone here ever belonged to a food co-op? What did you like or dislike? And does anyone have experience with what it takes to start one up? Share stories in the comments, along with your thoughts on where you think a DC co-op would best be located.