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STARTING A CO-OP
 

Years ago before Morningside was, our family began buying with a co-operative buying club. Co-op was a time for families to get together, order food,share recipes, and have a good time. It was a way to reinforce good eating habits and do some socializing.

We found that a small group of families getting together was fun and even educational. But the problem was that small co-ops had small purchasing power. Minimums were often more than anyone needed, so many items weren't purchased.

Large co-ops with many families took care of most of the purchasing problems, but created something of a political bureaucracy to control who's-gettin'-what. Work requirements very often increased and it wasn't as much fun.

On top of all this, family members were getting more "regular" jobs and children were growing up, changing many a family need. It seemed like there just wasn't enough time any more time.

Morningside grew out of a need to make co-oping fun again by making it practical for small groups to get back together.

By summing together the orders of many individuals and groups, we all get the purchasing power and lower prices of a large group -- without the hassle associated of meetings, work requirements, and structuring an organization.

Also, Morningside created an automated accounting system that takes care of all the accounting and billing (explained in more detail elsewhere).

Today, your group can order from Morningside with no minimum size order. Purchase just about anything you want in almost any quantity and receive individual billing for each family.

Now pickup time becomes a sharing time again . . . kids, foods, recipes! Open your packages to see what others are trying. It's almost like a party every month!

To set up such a group, here are some things you should do.

Someone needs to coordinate (we call this person Mother regardless of sex) either on a permanent or rotating basis. This person needs to be able to pick up the order and provide a place for the members to pick-up.There must be at least one account under which an invoice can be created with subtotals for each person or family. Each family should have access to the Internet. . . so each family knows when the orders are due and when to pick up orders. We prefer that the orders are coordinated through Mother, but we're always available for questions about food, products, storage, recipes, etc.

Families can have their own account with Morningside or have sub accounts under a master invoice. In the latter case there is only one billing for an account. If families want to save the "split charges" we will deliver the whole quantity (say, a 25 lb. bag of beans), bill each family for the portion they want, and the families split the item themselves. (see the section on Combos under Ordering Instructions in "Help")

There are two ways to make payment: individually or as a collective.

Individually, each person would have their own account and be responsible for payment. Collectively, we need on check for all. In either case, a proforma invoice is posted on our web site with totals. (we'll work out details individually depending on how you receive the orders)

Each family picks up orders at Mother's and has a great time!


 Morningside: Great Food for a Better You!

DIY Hair Care Brochure
DIY Facial Care Brochure
DIY Home Care Brochure
Bread Flour, GF
Bread Flour, Whole Grain, GF
Stay Away Ants
Stay Away Beetles
Stay Away Moths
Stay Away Spiders
Apple Juice, unfil, OG
Bone Broth, Bison, Apl Cider
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