Brooklyn Based has a great piece on new and forthcoming food co-ops in the borough. The Greene Hill Food Co-op in Clinton Hill, the Bay Ridge Food Co-op, and the Bushwick Food Co-op all hope to open their storefronts soon, but must first focus their efforts on funding.
The main way these co-ops will raise money is through membership fees, which range from $50 to $200. The Greene Hill Co-op, for example, needs to raise $80,000 before it can open its new Putnam Avenue location. A work party, membership drive, and potluck this Sunday will hopefully double the current membership from 115. Considering the main food co-op in the borough is turning away new members, one would think Greene Hill should have little trouble reaching its goal.