Electric City Food Co-Op releases RFP for building site

October 14, 2019

Working with local developers to identify downtown Schenectady location SCHENECTADY, NY  – The Electric City Food Co-op (ECFC) is seeking proposals from landowners and developers for a location for a full-service, community-owned grocery store within the downtown area of Schenectady, NY. – that is walkable, bikeable, and near a bus … [continue reading]

Schenectady’s Electric City Food Co-Op Announces Completion of Project Phase 1

April 10, 2019

Community Celebration on April 15 will Mark Launch of Phase 2 The Electric City Food Co-Op today announced the completion of the first phase of their project crossing the 300 member-owner goal. Congressman Paul Tonko and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara became Member Owners 299 and 300, moving the project into Phase … [continue reading]

The Story of the Bags

August 25, 2016

If you have stopped by the Co-op table at a local event, or you check our Facebook page, you might have seen someone holding a canvas shopping bag with our logo. Let me tell you the story of the bags. Back in the late 1970’s I was a grad student … [continue reading]

Transparency a key ingredient in complex food system

March 29, 2016

Times Union Commentary Tuesday, March 22, 2016   I love food. Good food. What I like better than eating food is knowing my food. I want to eat intentionally: to choose the food that fuels and sustains me. To be able to do that, I must be able to ask about the … [continue reading]

Next Board Meeting

December 5, 2015

Date: December 10 Time: 7-9 pm Location: First Reformed Church, Stockade Open to all member owners

Strawberry Fest 2015

June 20, 2015

The Electric City Food Co-op joined in on the Upper Union Street Strawberry Fest 2015. Check out photos from the day’s festivities!

Electric City Food Co-op is proud to announce the addition of our newest Board member Michael Bisaillon

June 16, 2015

Annual Membership Meeting

May 18, 2015

New Member Owners and Current Member Owner Households Welcome Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:30 pm Join us downtown in support of Puzzles Bakery & Cafe 7:00 Membership Meeting As a Member Owner, joining us for the Annual Membership meeting is a good way to voice your opinions, stay abreast of our … [continue reading]

Up & Coming: Up & Running Food Co-op Conference
February 27-28, 2015
Bloomington, Indiana

February 23, 2015

I have never been to Indiana. I noticed this week that the national weather stations never even have a town from Indiana on its maps. I’ll have to weatherquest before I plug in the destination on my GPS. Nevertheless, rain or shine, snow or ice, I will be attending the … [continue reading]

Next Board Meeting…

December 7, 2014

The next open board meeting of the Board of Directors of Electric City Food Cooperative, Inc. will take place on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7 pm at the First Reformed Church Poling Conference Room in Schenectady.  We encourage all member-owners to attend!