Entries by Steve Cooke

The Co-op Looks Forward: The Next 5 Years

By Steve Cooke, General Manager Just after we opened in 2011, the board of directors and a few members of the management team, including myself, spent a weekend creating a document which defines how and why the world will be different because the co-op exists. There was a very lively debate, and lots of visionary […]

Giving Back by Paying it Forward!

By Steve Cooke, aka the Big Cheese Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the 8th Annual Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Over 350 attendees from start-up food co-ops around the county, including a group from Fredericksburg, Va came out to learn how to get their co-ops off on […]

Shopping in Friendly City

By Steve Cooke, General Manager Friendly City is not like any other place that you have shopped. We get that! In fact, it was always our intention to create a whole new way to run a grocery store, from the way the store looks to the way our team members interact with you, our community, […]