We are a membership-based organization, open to the entire community. We commit ourselves to serving both members and non-members by:
The Lexington Co-op is part of the modern co-operative movement which began in Rochdale, England in 1844. Today approximately 765 million individuals are members of co-ops. In the US alone, the are over 47 thousand co-ops with over 100 million members. Members of these co-ops pool resources to achieve a variety of shared goals. Working together they have organized childcare co-ops, credit unions, farmers co-operatives, worker owned businesses, and more.
The Lexington Co-op was formed in 1971 by members who wanted access to whole foods at reasonable prices. Since then, it has evolved from an entirely member run organization to a fully functioning store with paid staff. Members of the Lexington Co-op can take pride in a $20 Billion Natural Foods Industry that they pioneered with their dedication, hard work, and cooperation!
Sara Sargent, a student of The Nichols School in Buffalo, interviews Tim about the Coop.
Jennifer Nalbone, president
Matthew E. Caldiero
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Lexington Real Foods
Revised and approved by the Member-Owners 10/26/2012.