About The Electric City Food Co-Op

The Electric City Food Co-op is organizing to bring a community-owned, one-stop grocery market, featuring local and bulk foods, to the downtown area of Schenectady. We aim to be a flagship store for locally sourced and sustainably produced foods and products. It will be the only full-service natural foods store in Schenectady County.

We are working with local farmers, consultants and business leaders to bring this much-needed permanent market to Schenectady.

We are well rooted in the city, with a board and member-owners representing the city and all of the surrounding towns.

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Economic development does not happen on its own. It must be intentional.

Solving the Downtown food desert is a regional priority and our organization is laser-focused on supporting regional economic growth through a commitment to the community. Here are some facts about food co-ops: