Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
This case study details the founding and early success of the Iowa Valley Food Co-op, including surveys and market research, reviews of other web-based food cooperatives, and development of policies and procedures. Other issues discussed are the cooperative's legal structure, software considerations, member recruitment and leadership development.
Singerman, K. Jesse, "Starting an Online Local Food Co-op: A Case Study from the Iowa Valley Food Cooperative" (2013). Leopold Center Publications and Papers. 56.