The Windsor Terrace Food Cooperative
History: Since the closing of Key Food in 2012 an ever growing group of Windsor Terrace and surrounding neighborhood residents have been meeting in an exceptional effort to create a community-owned, member operated, cooperative food store that will provide high-quality food at affordable prices for the coop members.
Vision: To operate a Community based, participatory food cooperative that provides its members with the opportunity to purchase reasonably priced, high quality food.
Present Status: The Following steps from the Vision Statement have been accomplished
Windsor Terrace Food Coop Infrastructure
- Email List developed – 750 persons
- By Laws Developed
- Web Site launched
- Board of Directors elected
- Federal EIN Number acquired
- Bank Account Established
- Web Site Credit Card Capability established
- Community Cultivation Event Undertaken
Co-Sponsored by local merchants: The Brooklyn Commune, Juicebox and Varick Street Litho. An additional 125 people were added to the Coop Email List.
- Membership Campaign Initiated
The Campaign, although continuous, enlisted 255 persons, each paid a $100 Annual Membership Fee in 10 days from November 16 through December 1, 2014. People continue to enroll on a daily basis
- Incorporate –
New York State Department of State incorporated the Windsor Terrace Food Cooperative under Article 11 of the New York State Food Cooperative Law.
- Lease signed for store space – 825 Caton Ave.