For those of you interested in food co-ops, the Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance (MAFCA) will be meeting at Takoma Park-Silver Spring Food Co-op on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the afternoon. There will be a tour of TPSS Co-op in Takoma Junction, followed by the MAFCA meeting in the Historic Takoma building at 7328 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912. MAFCA is the Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance and this is one of its three membership meetings annually. There is usually a speaker on topics of cooperative interest and a speaker focusing on a member co-op, followed by breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided. No agenda has yet been released, but topics being discussed on the MAFCA list-serve include a possible follow-up to MAFCA’s co-op start-up conference last year, as well as the needs of existing co-ops needing to grow.