What is the Dorchester Food Co-op?
The Dorchester Food Co-op is a grassroots initiative to build a
community & worker-owned grocery store that makes healthy food accessible
and advances economic opportunity through neighborhood engagement.
The Dorchester Food Co-op envisions a diverse inclusive community with
opportunities for employment, ownership, and access to healthy food.
As a food co-op, we will serve and reflect the wide variety of cultural,
racial, and socio-economic groups that make up the neighborhoods of Boston.
The Dorchester Food Co-op will be:
A community- and worker-owned retail store that specializes in affordable fresh organic and conventional produce, a large bulk food section, and green household products.
A community space for education and cultural activities.
A model of beautiful green design and socially responsible business practices.
A dynamic center for healthy eating and sustainable living that reflects the unique strengths and cultures of Dorchester.
A Job Creator
A business that provides job opportunities for community residents.
A Food Hub
A food hub, working with corner stores, farmers’ markets, and neighborhood health centers to provide greater local access to affordable healthy food.