The Food and Meat Co-op started in May of 2020 with the desire to help people during the pandemic gain access to food directly when the supply chain broke. Through our passion to help save farmers, food distributors, and to provide food to families while staying home during quarantine, we realized how we could bridge the gap between food producers and the consumer. From this the Food and Meat Co-op was born! Read more about us HERE.
From this passion project we learned how those same labors of love to help during the pandemic could be used to make way for a life-long solution to food buying, even outside of a pandemic. We are here for the long haul.
We are a team of moms at heart who developed a passion during COVID-19 to help local businesses that has grown into something so much bigger!
We may have started with the goal of helping people access food during the pandemic, but it solves so much more. It is now the ticket to solving inflation post-pandemic.
Our Founder, Cassie, had many years of experience purchasing through a food co-op and even helping to run other food co-ops in the past. She knew how to access food direct and bypass the retail supply chain. But it would take a group of people that have the buying power of a grocery store collectively to buy food by the pallets to make this project come to life!
With food prices rising like they are, it’s hard to believe there is a different way to buy food. Or we have gotten so used to growing up with the retail food stores that it’s hard to believe there is a BETTER way to buy food. And of course, with something different AND better, there are “catches.”
Participation it the Food and Meat Co-op is absolutely free! See the step by step instructions here as well as the video below!