LOCAL • SUSTAINABLE • CONVENIENT
YOUR DOWNTOWN GROCERY STORE
Opening Summer of 2018
Look for BIG changes over the next few months. Construction to begin soon!
WHAT IS GRASSROOTS?
> A community owned, natural foods store located in downtown Lynchburg opening summer 2018!
> The store will have convenient hours and plans to be open 7 days-a-week!
> One-Stop Shopping: Natural, organic, and local products made available for purchase before, during, or after work. Pick-up a pre-made meal and secure all the ingredients needed to dine at home.
Everyone is welcome to shop, but member-owners have exclusive benefits!
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What is a Food Co-op?
A food co-op often refers to a grocery store that is collectively started, owned and governed by its members. Co-ops open to fill a particular need in the community, such as a need for easily accessible natural or organic foods. The following video acts as our FAQ, but if you have any additional questions please feel free to write us - see the Contact Us page.
Join our growing community and help bring a full service grocery to downtown Lynchburg by becoming a member today! Just click on the Join link above and follow the prompts!
What does it mean to be collectively owned?
The co-op does not have one owner, but multiple members. Rather than having one investor, each member contributes a small fee and then becomes a stock holder or an owner in the company. Multiple people contribute to get the initiative up and running, and then contributors own a portion of the co-op and have a democratic vote on how the co-op runs.
What are the benefits of forming a food co-op?
Supporting local farmers: Food co-ops attempt to source much of their products locally. Not only are you benefiting from the fresh produce, but you are also supporting your economy when you buy local.
Member Benefits: A co-op is a for profit company. That means when the co-op makes a profit, its members may receive a dividend. Additional benefits can include member only sales and discounts.
Filling a Need: Our goal by starting a food co-op in downtown Lynchburg is to provide a readily accessible community resource to residents living, working or shopping in the downtown and surrounding area who want access to fresh, high-quality, local food options.