The Assabet Co-op Market is a community-owned, full-service grocery store in Maynard that serves the entire Metro West region. Our mission is to support the regional food system; strengthen the local economy; promote the well-being of our members, our community, and the environment; and be a center of community activity.
The co-op began when a group of people met in 2012 to talk about opening a community-owned grocery store. The group expanded, began selling memberships and raised seed funds.
We obtained our market study in June 2015 and found that Maynard is the ideal location for a thriving co-op – it’s surrounded by farms, surrounded by towns that value local food and at the intersections of routes 2, 117, 27 and 62. The studies determined that we can support a 6,000- to 10,000-square-foot store with an adjacent parking lot. This size allows for a full-service grocery store where customers can do their weekly shopping.