Where should we locate our community-owned grocery?

July 21, 2023

There are lots of reasons to get excited about establishing the Electricy City Food Co-op – a big one is that opening a community-owned grocery store in downtown Schenectady will amplify the vitality of our local and regional economy.  As we search for a site, where could we locate to … [continue reading]

Race to 1000 Toolkit

June 29, 2023

Welcome to our Race to 1000 Membership Campaign!             How to win: 1. Like this post on Facebook/Instagram!: 2. Tag a friend in the comment who you think should join the Electric City Food Co-op and tell them why. 3. Bonus entry if you share this post to your … [continue reading]

Why does Schenectady need a community-owned grocery store?

June 24, 2023

What is a community-owned grocery store? And what difference will it make in the Electric City? Community-owned grocery stores (like the Electric City Food Cooperative) are jointly owned and democratically governed by their member-owners – by the people, for the people. Although all people are welcome to shop at food cooperatives, … [continue reading]

A New Grocery Store Is Coming That Will Transform Downtown Schenectady | Are You In?

June 23, 2023

The Electric City Food Co-Op is a New Grocery Store Coming to  Downtown Schenectady. It Will Be Owned & Operated By Members of the Community! 3 Ways You Can Be a Part of it Right Now 1. Follow us on Social Media   You can find us here on Facebook, and … [continue reading]

Alex Mytelka

June 12, 2023

Anthony Suraci

May 8, 2023

Latyonia Lee

December 12, 2022

Our Community Support

November 18, 2022

This project is fully supported by: ECFC Board of Directors (Matthew Robbins, President; Chad Currin, Vice President; Adine Viscusi; Caroline Boardman McCarthy; Douglas Sayles; David Kosineski; Kristen Faubion; Sherry Tomasky) Corporate Sponsors (MVP, Schenectady County Farm Bureau, Hill & Markes, First National Bank of Scotia) Regional Food Bank Capital Roots … [continue reading]

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Why Now?

Access to a local food store in downtown Schenectady will reduce hunger and food insecurity, create local jobs, support local farms and local food producers. Access to a downtown grocery store will increase economic activity, and promote health, wellness, and community resilience in the city and surrounding communities. This collaborative … [continue reading]