Co-op storefront.
To the average consumer, a cooperative business looks very similar to any other type of corporation. Look more closely and you will likely notice that the store is not run like a typical grocery store.
CSA share box of fresh vegetables.
Decades before HelloFresh or Blue Apron came along, local farmers have been providing customers weekly boxes of seasonal produce, farm products and recipes.
Couple shopping in produce section.
NCDC's Cindy Houlden discusses the mini grant program and this year's recipients in this article and podcast.
Closed sign on door.
NET News covers the closing of the rural community's only grocery store, and what the future may hold.
Produce section.
Community supported enterprises can assist a community in preparing for successful rural grocery store transitions.
Plant and money.
Apply for a 2021 NCDC Mini-Grant. Past recipients have used the funds (up to $2,500) on business planning, education and training, and legal fees.
Virtual Computer Meeting Scene
Nothing beats an in-person meeting, but throughout the COVID-19 pandemic NCDC is committed to providing safe, effective consultation and services virtually or over the phone.
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Elmwood Cooperative Market
Cooperatives have a long history in Nebraska in agriculture, but are we overlooking the cooperative model for other businesses?