Hudson Grocery Co-op Seeking Filmmakers!
To the world of amazing filmmakers out there in Minneapolis/St. Paul area or near: there’s a story waiting to be told!
Help the Hudson Grocery Co-op get its big debut and enter a film about a great local project for the Contest.
READ ON to hear what they have in the works and get in touch with Ramona to lend your camera skills and love for local food to help this Co-op get some worthy attention:
Ever since the EconoFoods closed its doors on its downtown location, downtown Hudson and North Hudson have lacked a one-stop source of groceries. An online survey issued by our group last fall indicated that many people drive to other towns, including Maplewood, St. Paul, and as far as St. Louis Park, to purchase fresh produce, grocery staples, and year-round supplies.
Hudson Grocery Cooperative proposes opening a community owned grocery store in the downtown neighborhood in an attempt to bring many of these grocery dollars back home to Hudson. With a downtown location, HGC will serve commuters heading north on Highway 35; visitors to our beach, library, galleries, restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions; and local residents who will appreciate the convenience of a neighborhood store.
In addition to providing groceries to the community, HGC will grow the local food market by providing consumers a consistent source for locally produced goods, encouraging nearby family farms and independent businesses to sell products close to home, and partnering with other local food-based businesses to source local products. The Co-op will provide area farmers, including those who sell direct at Hudson farmers markets, through Community Supported Agriculture, and/or by subscription, a secondary market to vend their products. Because our cooperative is focused more on creating a healthy and sustainable local foods system and less on generating the largest profit possible, we have the flexibility to purchase items from many small vendors rather than one large, cost-efficient outfit.