Business and Legal
Massachusetts Local Food Cooperative is a cooperative corporation. As such, we adopted a business model by which all members have equal ownership of the cooperative and are required to participate in the long-term management and operation of it.
Because of this business model, and because we currently rely entirely on volunteers for our operation, most people assume we are a nonprofit organization. By virtue of being a cooperative, however, we are considered a for-profit business by the state of Massachusetts.