Bushwick Summer Bash

On July 16th, the Bushwick Food Co-op held it’s Summer Bash fundraiser. Trans-Pecos hosted the event, where folks of all ages came out to support the cooperative. The attendees were able to purchase a range of goods from Equal Exchange, True Leaves Floral located in Bushwick, Haven Cycles, and Into Quinoa, while dancing to live music performances by the L Train Brass Band, Dor Heled, and Cumpleanos. The Bushwick Food Coop has been around since 2012 and strives to provide healthy, responsible, and reasonably priced food and supports farmers and food distributors who share the same values. To learn more about what the co-op is up to (as well as read about their weekly food features) check out their blog here!

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About Our Directory

In times of crisis and corruption, we continue to see which solutions work—repair homes, sustain food sources, create jobs, save lives—and which ones do not. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City in 2012, we were reminded that cooperation in the form of community self-organization and networks of solidarity kept the death count low while large non-profit organizations, corporations, and government support failed to make long-term and effective change. People share, barter, crowdsource, and sacrifice in order to replenish what has been taken from them and maintain what little they may have. Such collaboration has been and will be our greatest strength in the face of other inevitable natural disasters, increased militarization, police brutality, gentrification, and economic crisis. While the resilience and power of a people united is most visible in times of catastrophe, these networks of inter- and cross- community support are operating every day around the world, including here in New York City. Yet, the solidarity economy, despite its rich and diverse history as well as intuitive logic, remains an ‘alternative’ to our dominant system: extractive capitalism. In order to figure […]

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