Here’s a look at a city cooperative market:

4th Street Food Co-op.  Open to the Public.

Part of the Lower East Side/East Village community, the 4th Street Food Co-op is currently Manhattan’s only food co-op. We carry a wide variety of organic produce, mostly organic healthy food and environmentally friendly household products and personal care items, both prepackaged and in bulk. Anyone can shop but we offer some great member discounts. Our membership options include weekly working, shared working and non-working. You can also join as a household or receive a low-income discount. Food for people, not for profit. Anyone can shop, members get a discount.

Click here to view their website.