...And in case you missed the October Open House, here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions:
What is the Queens Harvest Food Co-op?
We are a community organization starting a brand new retail food co-op to serve the residents of Western Queens and surrounding areas. Everybody is welcome to join us in our effort to bring this valuable new resource to our area.
The Queens Harvest Food Co-op will make it easy for the residents of Queens to buy fresh food at reasonable prices. The co-op will be both a grocery store and an educational center that offers cooking and nutrition classes along with movies, talks, and workshops on gardening, composting, and living sustainably.
Is the food co-op open?
No, not just yet. Our team of dedicated volunteers has been working on this project since 2009 and has made substantial progress towards opening the retail location of the co-op. The more people we get to join us in our effort, the sooner we can open our doors.
When will the co-op open?
At this writing, the Queens Harvest Co-op retail store is slated to open towards the end of 2012. Want to shop there sooner? Consider making a financial contribution toward outreach and business planning, or attend the next quarterly open house to find out how you can help on a committee.
Where will the Queens Harvest Food Co-op store be located?
The location is unknown at this time. Originally, we were targeting the area around Queens Plaza as a location for the co-op. However, due to fluctuations in the real estate market, we are also considering locations in Astoria, Sunnyside, LIC, and Woodside. If you'd like to get involved with the Site Selection committee, please contact us at email@example.com.