Corona update: We are changing our procedures for pickup days for the time being to accommodate current circumstances. Members will be picking up their orders one-by-one at designated times and keeping a distance of 1.5 meters. The cafe and bar are closed, and we are offering only veggie boxes in July.
We realize that precisely during these times, it important to offer affordable organic food. And we are looking for new members. If you are considering becoming a member, please get in touch via membership[at]vokomokum.nl. While we can’t do orientation meetings in person at the moment, we will be organizing video-meetings. The next Zoom orientation is at 20:30 on Thursday, September 10. People who showed interest via the email address mentioned above will receive an invitation for the meeting.
Stay healthy and hope to hear from you soon!
VOKOMOKUM is a food cooperative in Amsterdam. Through cooperation, members gain access to good products from transparent sources for fair prices. All organic and vegetarian.
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.
Under normal circumstances, 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.