Borderlands Solidarity Economy

ALTERNATIVES HAPPENING NOW: COOPERATIVES

Mountain View Market


1300 El Paseo Rd, Las Cruces
 
Founded in 1975, this co-op is now owned by over 4,000 members. They specialize in natural, organic, and local food. They also have a kitchen where you can find fresh, healthy meals and drinks.
  
  
  

Silver City Co-op



520 North Bullard St, Silver City
 
Originating in 1974, some of the founding members are still active in the co-op today.  The co-op is involved in several community-building projects, including promoting the Nuevos Comienzos Community Kitchen; helping to sponsor the annual Earth Day fair held at Gough Park; raising money for various non-profit organizations by giving customers a 5 cent refund token for using their own shopping bags; and offering community forums each month.