Documented in 2010
The Park Slope Food Coop is a member-owned grocery store in Brooklyn, NY. The store offers a variety of produce and household goods only for members at a 21% markup (Compared to 30-100% at a supermarket.) One of the requirements for a member is to work at the store two hours and forty five minutes every four weeks. This labor contribution minimizes the personal cost of the store, and makes the food affordable to its members.
This is the first segment in a five-part series of video journals that portray different elements that have kept the Coop alive for more than three decades with membership exceeding 15,000.
Videography (Direction, Camera, Editing) by Iki Nakagawa
Assistant by Yvonne Y. Yu
Many Thanks to the Coop members who kindly participated in the interview, as well as those who kindly let me shoot while shopping or working.