VOKOMOKUM is a food collective in Amsterdam. Members work together to enjoy organic, vegetarian goods from transparent sources for fair prices.
VOKOMOKUM is a growing collective of diverse people who want to get their food in an honest and social way. By committing to the benefit of the whole, we all enjoy good food at almost wholesale prices while pursuing a healthy, sustainable society. Inspired by the model of Park Slope Food Coop in New York, at Vokomokum each member contributes their time and talent: a few hours every other month. Orders are placed monthly and the pick-up day is the last Friday of the month at Plantagedok. Vokomokum is not an online shop – it’s a hands-on co-op and a community. We support sustainable agriculture, love local sources, prevent waste and build a healthy, vibrant community.
What can you expect from being a member of VOKOMOKUM?
Good quality organic, vegetarian food at almost wholesale prices. A new social network of people from diverse backgrounds with diverse skills.
Only members can order. To become a member you need to attend an orientation. These take place on the last Friday of the month (check next Upcoming Dates) at Plantage Doklaan 8. A non-refundable membership fee [€10 per adult per household, max €50] plus a €5 produce crate deposit will be added to your first bill. Before and after your orientation you will have the chance to see how everything works, meet other members and take a look at the products.
Due to lack of storage space members are expected to collect their order on the pick up day or arrange someone else to collect the order.
Orders are placed in bulk – this means that some orders might not go through each month.
All members are expected to join a work group and do a shift every other month to evenly distribute the workload and to familiarize themselves with how the co-op works. Apart from running the pick-up day, members also contribute to IT, finding new (local) sources, administrative assistance, etc.