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Inland NW Growers Co-Op

Posted by solacefarmfiber on March 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

 We invite you to attend our next meeting on March 20th from 6 to 8 pm, to share what we have done so far and gather your input on how to build a producer-owned cooperative that would meet your needs. Email [email protected] for more information.

What we do: We are a group of area producers in the process of forming a cooperative in the Inland Northwest.

Goal: To allow producers in the Inland Northwest to access markets and services that they cannot access individually.

For example:

o High volume orders for institutions (hospitals, school districts, universities)

o Meeting requirements those institutions have for vendors such as

o Shared liability insurance policy

o Shared GAP plan

o Cost savings from increased efficiency of shared resources

o Business services

o Equipment

o Labor

o Shared business services such as marketing, accounting, business-planning etc.

o Better information about market demand (through communication with institutions) and ability to better plan out growing seasons to meet that demand

o Developing a regional brand and/or certification that showcases the quality of food produced in the Inland Northwest

We invite you to attend our next meeting on March 20th  to share what we have done so far and gather your input on how to build a producer-owned cooperative that would meet your needs. Email [email protected] for more information.

 

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