Co-ops support the local economy and help preserve small family farms, connecting farmers and shoppers so you know where your food comes from. We look forward to being able to maximize our local resources which are rich and abundant here in Western New York!Read More
We’re stronger together. Co-ops bring people together around shared values, needs and ideas. As a startup, we rely on people from our community to propel the effort and along the way, find new, rewarding relationships, sharing the responsibility and the reward of bringing the co-op to fruition.Read More
We are a group of like-minded individuals who have one shared goal: to bring a member-owned full-service grocery which is open to all and will provide access to fresh, seasonal local foods for the Southtowns communities of Western New York, including East Aurora, Orchard Park, Elma, Marilla, Wales, South Wales, West Seneca, Hamburg, Holland, Strykersville and beyond.Read More
Read on to learn how you can help bring it to fruition!
One of the key benefits of being a member of the Co-op is that you are also an owner. As an owner, you play an important role in the growth and development of the Co-op when you provide your voice and your vote in elections, when you help build membership, Read on…
Thank you to the East Aurora Advertiser for a great profile of our General Manager Terry Wittenrich! Click here to read the full article: “New manager will lead Co-op Market in Village” by Olivia Cunningham, East Aurora Advertiser
It’s getting real!! Be sure to follow our progress on our blog, Facebook and Instagram!! We will keep you updated on demolition, construction and renovation progress, as well as membership recruitment as we hit goals on our way to opening our doors and beyond! It’s an exciting journey. Together with our 1,147+ member owners, we’re one step closer every day! Read the full blog posts here!
Work is continuing on all fronts as the East Aurora Co-op Market moves from concept to reality. One of those fronts involves the design of our logo. Our new design is an important step in getting the co-op ready for opening.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to see this clean, bright logo that highlights our cooperative ownership.
The original logo served the co-op well through our start-up phase, connecting us with our valued member-owners and with the greater community. There will always be a special place in our history (and our hearts) for it!
We Can Do It – 1,500* Member-owners By the Time We Open! While we’re well on our way toward our goal of 1,500* member-owners at the time the store opens, we still have much to do! Stay tuned to your email and social media to learn how we can do it!
Another day, another step closer to your co-op! Earlier this week, a crew poured the footer for the new receiving dock and cold storage area behind the store. We’re laying a foundation literally and figuratively. If you’ve been waiting to become a member-owner, there’s no better day than today. Join now and be part of the...
Wow, what a busy first month (or so) on the job, and what a job it is. I’ve had a crash course on the co-op project working side-by-side with Sheila Conboy each day. I have attended meetings, volunteered at local events, been interviewed twice for local papers, met with farmers, talked with several interested vendors, and moved into a new temporary office (Suite E at Joy Wheel Yoga’s Facility at 411 Main Street). I could go on and on. All of this has helped to get me up to speed. This is truly an
It’s getting real!! Be sure to follow our progress on our blog, Facebook and Instagram!! Renovating a 100-year old building leads to some interesting finds! From discovering the original building blueprints to the Majestic Company coal chute, it’s an exciting journey. Together with our 1,125+ member owners, we’re one step closer every day! Bob Draper from R & P Oak Hill and Rob Martin from National Cooperative Grocers held a construction meeting on July 7 with Co-op Treasurer Mike Benzin and General Manager Terry Wittenrich.
And…that’s our chance to answer questions like these….
What’s a food co-op? When will it open? Where will it be? Why join now? If you’ve been wondering what the East Aurora Cooperative Market is all about, stop by our tent (in front of The Aurora Theatre) this Saturday, July 25th from 9am to 4pm to find out! Our friendly and knowledgeable Member-Owner/Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, like these, and take your membership application. PLUS, we have gift certificates,
Thank you to the East Aurora Advertiser for a great profile of our General Manager Terry Wittenrich! Here’s the article:
New manager will lead Co-op Market in Village
by Olivia Cunningham, East Aurora Advertiser
As the East Aurora Cooperative Market prepares for its fall opening, newly-hired general manager Terry Wittenrich is busy completing the groundwork necessary to go from an empty storefront to a fully functional grocer with a natural, organic bent.