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Fresh Food Markets

A proven model for addressing fresh food deserts

If your small-town grocery store is facing challenges, you are in the right place. If your town has lost its grocery store, we can provide a roadmap to a new community-owned store. If your group wants to start a food cooperative to provide local, organic produce to the community, we can help you get started.

Highlighted Projects

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RISE Community Market

Cooperatively-Owned Grocery Store
Cairo, IL

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Royal Super Market

Rural Grocery Store Saved
Sheffield, IL