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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sturbridge Area Co-operative (STAR Co-op) Launches with New Digital Network/Channel!

Sturbridge area's Star Co-op held its first market July 26th as reported by Hollywood in Sturbridge here. Well, it's coming on time for the August market, but that is not all that Star Co-op is up to. You can read all about from their press release below.

Sturbridge Area Co-operative (STAR Co-op) Launches with New Digital Network/Channel to Connect Producers, Artisans, Crafters, Businesses, Restaurants and the Community to Build and Support Local Markets!

Sturbridge Area Cooperative (STAR Co-op) - is seeking to build local markets!

Sturbridge Area Cooperative (STAR Co-op) - is seeking to build local markets!

PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 24, 2009 – Sturbridge – The Sturbridge Area Cooperative (STAR Co-op), a new organization designed to bring local producers and businesses together with the community, announced today it has launched a broadband digital network/channel as a means to build and support local markets. The new broadband channel called “Starco-op.Tv allows businesses and consumers to create their own personal profile pages for free, upload photos and videos, blog, engage in discussions, post events, form groups, and share information on how to stay connected and build and develop local markets that will help revenues stay within the community. STAR Co-op’s mission is to ultimately open a local Co-op store that will feature locally grown goods and products and employ local citizens.

STAR Co-op stepped up to organize and build local markets after the closing of many stores and businesses have left vacancies in the area. STAR Co-op launched its first Farmer’s Market last month and plans on running a local market monthly on the last Sunday of every month at the headquarters of OurTvSpace, LLC – a new media company - which occupies more than 5,000 square feet of revamped mill space along the Quinebaug River at 559 Main Street in Sturbridge. The next Farmer’s Market Event is Sunday, August 30, 2009. The Quinebaug River means “long, slow-moving” river but STAR Co-op is looking to move fast by organizing locally as rapidly as possible online and through its monthly events to open a store open every day by year end or first quarter of 2010.

Star Co-op has also organized a buying club to purchase goods in bulk at a discount and in its first few weeks alone received a significant amount of orders from local residents, evidencing a strong interest in the community. Through the buying club, residents place a monthly order and pick up their orders at the next Farmer’s Market for that month. The catalog for the buying club will soon be posted on the new broadband channel at www.Starco-op.Tv!

For more information on STAR Co-op and www.Starco-op.Tv, contact Doug@StarCo-op.Tv!

Sturbridge Area Co-operative (STAR Co-op) is a new and fast growing organization designed to organize growers, producers, artisans, crafters, stores, restaurants, businesses, and persons interested in supporting local markets!

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