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Waimanalo co-op starts to sprout

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2013

~~<p>Waimanalo community members are uniting to create a cooperative market and hope to lease as a storefront the old Mel's Market site along Kalanianaole Highway.</p>
<p>&quot;It's a consumer's co-op, not a producer's co-op (like a farmers market),&quot; said Kehau Padilla, the co-op's steering committee coordinator, adding that it will be Oahu's second co-op market after Kokua Market.</p>
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Waimanalo community members are uniting to create a cooperative market and hope to lease as a storefront the old Mel's Market site along Kalanianaole Highway.

"It's a consumer's co-op, not a producer's co-op (like a farmers market)," said Kehau Padilla, the co-op's steering committee coordinator, adding that it will be Oahu's second co-op market after Kokua Market. Login for more...



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