Cooperative Marketplaces --
Patchwork Online Market is only the first layer of shared marketing Patchwork aims to establish.
The structure of the business of grocery itself, forces an inventory that is not local, that is in fact, in competition with local makers & producers.
We believe it's key for producers to have Cooperatively owned and managed - Multi-Vendor Groceries, Pop-up Markets that truly serve the community.
When you buy from our producers, you are buying direct. More of your $ ends up in Producers' hands.
Introducing Patchwork Hubs
Patchwork Hubs are a way for farmers, producers, neighbors, and communities to work together to make more secure food systems.
Members of Hubs become owners of Patchwork Alliance Cooperative, and receive education, facilitation, tools and resources towards a more secure food system for themselves.
Patchwork offers a holistic structure for communities and producers to organize and empower themselves and each other for a more resilient, self-sufficient food system for themselves.
We are a Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative
Our aim is to serve as a Platform for a New Food Economy
Our cooperative structure provides modes of
Self-Organization & Access to Power for All.