About Us

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Our Roots

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Philmont Market & Café Cooperative, Inc. was incorporated March 2011 as a New York State General Cooperative Corporation. 

Mission

Philmont Market & Café Cooperative is a producer/consumer, cooperatively owned market and café, which cultivates a community-based food system and provides equitable access to affordable, nutritious foods; strengthens our local economy; and fosters sustainable living.

By the end of 2011 we had 87 Member-Owners!

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Our Growth

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“Knowing the source of the foods you eat, the services you employ and the products you purchase are just a few of the benefits of joining a cooperative. As a member, coops invite you to take part in the way your favorite grocery store or financial institution is run, and share in any profits. This community approach to business is at the heart of the cooperative philosophy.”

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2012 was a pivitol year for the growth of our co-op.

Stewarts Corporation donated a building and 1.1 acres of land in the heart of our village to Philmont Beautification, Inc. to use for our Co-op.  A Collaboration Team comprised of co-op member-owners and Philmont Beautification Inc. was formed to begin researching the best business model for our Co-op.

Many neighbors throughout the community volunteered to help the Collaboration Team with Street Market Events under our Growing Our Coop Together campaign.  PMCC’s Growing Our Coop Together Street Market is intended to bring neighbors together.  We are hosting Co-op building events and open-air market activities which are organized as a community-driven collaboration to achieve the opening of a fresh, locally sourced food cooperative in Philmont.  We welcome all to be a part of growing our Co-op together.

First Street Market events began Spring 2013 with a Plant Sale every weekend until mid June.

Co-op Curbside Café opened for business in September 2013.  This seasonal food truck café specializes in breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients.  In fact 7 out of the 9 ingredient suppliers are located in Columbia County.  6 in the town of Claverack!

By the end of 2013 we have 126 Member-Owners!

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Cultivating Our Future

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