Mission Statement

The Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance exists for the mutual benefit of its members and the greater community in which we live. Our purpose is to grow the cooperative economy, provide education about co-ops, and build a sustainable and equitable system of healthy, local food production, distribution, and consumption.

• Establish a regional network of consumer food co-ops, businesses and farmers.
• Promote a marketing brand for regional co-ops.
• Publicize, promote, and enhance resources for established and start-up co-ops.
• Promote the principles and values of the cooperative movement.


Thirty-one food co-ops, buying clubs, and start-up efforts in 5 states (southern NY, NJ, eastern PA, northern DE, and eastern MD) currently participate in MAFCA with aggregate annual sales of over $100 million dollars.



Newark Natural Foods, Newark



Common Market, Frederick

Greenbelt Co-op, Greenbelt

Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op, Montgomery County


New Jersey

George Street Co-op, New Brunswick

Jersey City Food Co-op, Jersey City *

Sussex County Food Co-op, Newton

Trenton Food Justice Co-ops, Princeton *


New York

4th Street Food Co-op, Manhattan

Bay Ridge Food Co-op, Brooklyn *

Flatbush Food Co-op, Brooklyn

Greene Hill Food Co-op, Brooklyn *

Hungry Hollow Co-op, Chestnut Ridge

Lower East Side Food Co-op, Manhattan *

Park Slope Food Coop, Brooklyn

South Bronx Food Co-op, Bronx *

Sustainable Sea Cliff Co-op, Sea Cliff *



Chester’s Community Grocery Co-op, Chester *

Christ of Calvary Community Development Food Co-op, Philadelphia *

CreekSide Co-op, Elkins Park *

Doylestown Food Co-op, Doylestown *

Kensington Community Food Co-op, Philadelphia *

Lehigh Valley Food Co-op, Emmaus

Mariposa Food Co-op, Philadelphia

Powelton Village Co-op, Philadelphia *

Scranton Area Grocery Exchange, Scranton *

Selene Whole Foods Co-op, Media

South Philly Food Co-op, Philadelphia *

Swarthmore Co-op, Swarthmore

The Food For All Collective, Philadelphia

Weavers Way Co-op, Philadelphia


* Cooperative Start-Ups

To contact MAFCA, please send email to info@mafca.coop.