The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a member-owned co-op with over 100 independent food co-op members nationwide, announced the addition of two new members: Hungry Hollow Co-op in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. and Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta, Maine.
“We’re pleased to welcome Hungry Hollow and Rising Tide to our growing membership,” said Robynn Shrader, CEO for NCGA. “Natural food cooperatives are vital and thriving in their communities across the United States, and they are joining other co-ops to create a more powerful voice in the natural and organic food marketplace.”
Founded in 1978, Rising Tide Community Market is committed to providing local, natural and organic food to the mid-coast community. The co-op’s grocery department provides a full line of products, many produced in Maine. Their produce section is 100 percent organic, in-season and has a wide variety of locally grown items from small area farms. Rising Tide also is the largest supplier of vitamins, supplements and homeopathics in Lincoln County, where the co-op resides.
Hungry Hollow Co-op started as a buying club in 1973 by a group of parents associated with the Green Meadow Waldorf School. Their mission was to work cooperatively to provide the healthiest food available at the lowest possible price. The co-op remains committed to this mission, selling biodynamic and organic produce and environmentally sound household products, and supporting community-based activities.