Fiddleheads Food Cooperative is a full service grocery store specializing in local, organic and natural products. Open to all, Fiddleheads is New London’s only downtown grocery store open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. We’re owned by over 3000 community members throughout southeastern Connecticut working together to create a locally focused, sustainable and health-driven food system. Come in for products from over 90 local Connecticut farms and businesses offering everything from brussels sprouts to beer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Co-op?
A Co-op (short for Cooperative) is a term for a business structure that is collectively owned by and accountable to its members. “One owner, one share, one vote” is the organizing principle of all co-ops. Fiddleheads Co-op is guided by a Board of Directors elected by our Ownership. The Board of Directors oversees the General Manager who then regulates the day-to-day runnings of the store.
Do I need to be a member to shop at Fiddleheads?
No. Everyone is welcome to shop at the co-op.
Who can be an Owner?
Ownership is available to anyone interested in joining the Co-op. Ownership is voluntary, it begins with filling out an application and contributing the first equity payment. At any time owners have the right to terminate their ownership by submitting a request for an equity refund and forfeiting ownership privileges.