The Grain Exchange

Since we first met our favourite bakers, The Grain Exchange, they have been hard at work.

On June 23, they presented their concept to a group of potential investors at Alberta BoostR, organized by ATB Financial in a Dragon’s Den-type of event.

The Grain Exchange Worker Co-operative presenting at Alberta BoostR in June of this year.

The Grain Exchange Worker Co-operative presenting at Alberta BoostR in June of this year.

The goal is to raise $15,500 by the end of July.

You can contribute to the crowd funding effort here.

It is crucial that they reach the $15,500 mark. Under the Alberta BoostR rules, companies only have access to the funds if they reach their campaign goal.

The money would certainly help push their dreams ahead, but it will not break their dreams of starting Alberta’s first worker-owned bakery and pizzeria if they don’t reach their mark.

“It’s not going to phase us,” says Peter Driftmier. “We will double our efforts to meet our goals.”

In the meantime, if you want a taste of what the grain exchange is up to, you can purchase a bake-share and follow them on Facebook.

Read a story on The Grain Exchange: New Ways of Doing Things

To meet the lovely people making great bread and bringing the first worker co-op to Alberta, watch the Alberta BoostR pitch video by the Grain Exchange Worker Co-operative:

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