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The International Co-op Alliance (ICA)
15, route des Morillons
+41 22 929 88 88
Web site: http://www.ica.coop/ica/index.xmll
The ICA is an international group that represents the interest of cooperatives worldwide.
National Cooperative Business Association
1401 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Web site: http://www.ncba.org
Discusses more than ten different co-op types and has a page that details the start-up and operation of a food cooperative.
Food Co-ops and Other Co-op Resources
A great directory put together by Columbia University in New York City that details food co-ops by state and country. There are some informative links, too.
Cox, Jeff. The Organic Food Shopper's Guide. New York, NY: Wiley, 2008.
With thirty years of organic gardening experience, Cox is an expert in the subject. He discusses the potentially confusing world of organic produce in terms that everyone can understand. Cox explains the science behind organic farming, why organic produce is better for you, and the best ways to shop for organic foods that can typically be found in markets and food co-ops.
Diamond, Marilyn. The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen. New York, NY: Warner Books, 1990.
An informative cookbook with a special focus on vegetarian cooking and nutritious recipes for at-home use.
Good, Phyllis Pellman, and Louise Stoltfuz. The Central Market Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from the Standholders of the Nation's Oldest Farmer's Market, Central Market in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1989.
Recipes and cooking tips from the vendors of the nation's first farmer's market. The 300 mouthwatering and healthy menu items and pictures make this a good resource.
Reuben, Richard. The Farmer's Market Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes Made from Nature's Freshest Ingredients. New York, NY: Lyons Press, 2000.
A cookbook for people who want to cook with fresh products, some of which are available only in certain seasons. A great reference for greengrocers and people who buy produce from them.
Rombauer, Irma S., et al. The New Joy of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition. New York, NY: Scribner, 2006.
One of the best-known cookbooks ever published, which began as a collection of recipes from friends and relatives. This new edition contains the original recipes plus new recipes that involve grains and soybeans for alternative diets.
Wickstrom, Lois. The Food Conspiracy Cookbook: How to Start a Neighborhood Buying Club and Eat Cheaply. San Francisco, CA: 101 Productions, 1974.
Discusses the work and investment involved in starting a small cooperative for food purchases in order to save money.