Fulton County 2016 Business Partner

Fulton County 2016 Business Partner of the Year

Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, Inc.

Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market started in 2009 as an idea and wish to support their local farmers & producers, be part of the revitalization of downtown Gloversville, AND provide good nutritious food at fair prices to their consumers. Under the management of Chris Curro, the co-op has grown into a full-service market.

 

Their first store opened at 51 N. Main Street. They couldn’t carry many products or as much local produce because the store was very small but they had member-owners, customers, and local farmers and producers who sold directly to them. In two years, they were able to move to their beautiful current location at 30 N. Main Street. Mohawk Harvest is now a full-service grocery store (that includes meat, poultry, and dairy from local producers).  They also have a deli/coffee house that serves breakfast and lunch every day, as well as weekend brunch.  The co-op also houses the Micropolis Art Gallery, owned and operated by world-class local artists.

 

After only six years, Mohawk Harvest is proud to provide food products from over 60 local and regional farmers and products. To quote Chris Curro, “We continue to build a network of local producers; promote community wellbeing and environmental stewardship; offer nutrition information through on-going educational outreach; support economic sustainability of the local economy; seek to be a valuable resource for the community and part of a vibrant downtown area; create a sense of community and belonging; and of course, operate for the benefit of the community.”

 

Mohawk Harvest has been utilizing the Workforce Solutions Centers services for several years.  They place several youth at their business each summer through the Workforce Solutions Summer Youth Program. They provide a great opportunity for the youth to gain valuable work skills and develop a professional reference for future use and, in many cases, have hired the youth on to permanent positions upon successful completion of their Summer Work Experience.  Chris Curro and Mohawk Harvest have continued to strive to be consistent in their efforts to mentor, train, and, in some cases, hire workers, as well as maintaining a stable work environment for their employees.  We look forward to working with Chris’ successor, Sean Munk.

 

 

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