"The time is ripe for a cooperative market in East Aurora"

Read on to learn how you can help bring it to fruition!

You Can Help Us Grow!

Current Member-Owners, it’s no secret that one of the best ways to learn about something is through word of mouth. For example, when a friend or family member goes to a great new restaurant, they’re going to tell you about it, from the service to the delicious food to the cost.

Using the same word-of-mouth concept, the East Aurora Cooperative Market is asking current member-owners to help us build awareness, and member-ownership, through word of mouth; in particular, by hosting a small get-together for family and friends. Learn more…

Mini Market

We offer a Mini Market twice a week, providing an opportunity for current and potential member-owners to come in and purchase our small array of locally produced and/or sourced products, ask questions while we work on doing all that’s necessary to open the doors. This location also serves as a meeting place and a venue for some of our events and helps us offset some of our current operating expenses! Read on…

Process and Timeline

The time it takes to open a new co-op is anywhere from 3 – 5 years (sometimes a bit longer) and  is dependent on many factors: how quickly we build our membership, secure a permanent location and financing, and hire a talented General Manager. All of these key pieces must be in place to open the co-op and, as you can imagine, we encounter both triumphs and challenges along the way which affect the overall timing of the project. Read on…