Co-op Grocery Store Coming to Downtown Hudson?

No location has been chosen yet, and the group has pulled in UW-River Falls students for help with a business plan.

Bridget O'Meara, Suzanne Hambleton, Alexandra Stoehr, Amber Erickson and several other parents of students are looking into the feasibility of creating a grocery co-op in downtown Hudson. The group is working with UW-River Falls students on a business plan, and has created a survey to gather more information. 

"We want healthy, sustainably produced, local foods for our families," O'Meara said. "We want to be able to support local farmers and businesses in our communities, and we want to walk there."

The group is looking at spaces in the downtown area, and location is a key factor. Since an article about the group's plans was published in the Pioneer Press on Thursday morning, the group has gotten a lot of positive feedback and responses to its survey.

"We're putting our survey out there just so we can know what exactly it is that the community wants," Stoehr said. "It will be community-owned, so we want to make sure what our community is dictating that we're able to provide."

Take the Hudson Community-Owned Downtown Grocery Survey

Read the Pioneer Press article

Damon Holter October 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Already contacted Bridget - sounds like a great idea and we're on board for the next meeting!
Corey Gaffer October 28, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Riverwest Co-op in Milwaukee, WI does an amazing job as a community based grocery store. http://www.riverwestcoop.org/
Alexandra Stoehr October 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Thanks for the info, Corey! We'll be sure to check it out!
Melissa Thomas December 28, 2011 at 08:36 PM
I would be very happy to see something back downtown here... I was quite upset when they took out the grocery store...
Kathy W November 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Yes, a co-op grocery would be wonderful! But you need to do more about getting the word out in the surrounding community about this. If I wouldn't have read about it in the River Market newsletter I would never have known it's being planned. I live in Somerset and drive to River Market 2-3 times a month, having another option on this side of the river would help.
Hudson Grocery Cooperative November 29, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Kathy, We are so glad that you DID hear of us! Mead and his crew at River Market have been extremely supportive of our new Hudson co-op. Please visit our website at HudsonGroceryCoop.org for more information!
Micheal Foley November 29, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I'm also trying to get them to post their info on Patch's Local Voices platform, but my advances have so far been thwarted. :-)


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