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Back in Action!

Wahoo! RealFood Williamsburg is now officially back in business with the launch of our new website this weekend. For the past two weeks, we have been doing sample orders with managers only just to make sure all kinks are worked out with ordering/payment/etc., and now we are ready to invite back members of the Williamsburg […]

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Over the years, every time a manager or member of RealFood meets a new student or person from the community interested in joining the co-op, we’ve had to scribble down our information with a scrap of paper (or anything else on hand) with the hope they would take us seriously. Thankfully, we are now able […]

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SHIP

At the farmer’s market on DOG street a few weeks ago, Rachael Tatman, a fellow RF manager, approached the SHIP tent and found a great possibility for a synergistic partnership. SHIP, or the Student Health Initiative Program, run by the James City County school system and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation , has a mission […]

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Before we can begin to truly advertise ourselves to the community, RealFood is being pushed into a flurry of definitive decisions: How do we make decisions amongst ourselves? What, exactly, makes us a cooperative? How are we going to distribute administrative tasks while making sure to support each other? What does our new system of […]

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As far as advertising, RealFood’s major challenge and creative project of the summer will be the construction of our new website which can feature a wider variety of foods, list publications which highlight the co-op, advertise upcoming workshops and events, and perhaps most importantly, be edited by the modern managers of the day! Our old […]

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501(c)(success!)

And it’s official! Today we received our acceptance letter from the IRS confirming our 501(c)(4) status, which will allow the cooperative a whole new set of opportunities and possible partnerships. Although donations aren’t tax deductible, we are allowed to lobby for certain political parties and movements (including those which will support the creation of local, […]

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RealFood Williamsburg Community Cooperative, a mouthful in more ways than one. The co-op, started in 2007 by a group of William and Mary students, was part of an engaged academic project in which the professor challenged the class to make a tangible difference in the community. Since its inception, it has grown tremendously and gained […]

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