Case study

SolBun Cooperative

Participating partners: Highclere Consulting (Romania)

The SolBun Cooperative is a start-up cooperative that was set up at the end of 2020 and is made up of 5 small producers (> 5ha per farm) – vegetables and dairy. In the past 3 years, the cooperative went through a maturing process that implied finding innovative ways to directly sell their products to the local consumers (selling directly to consumers in the central farmers’ market in Brasov, testing a food-box scheme based on pre-order).

The main objective of the coop is every year to keep aggregating the small producers and artisans from the area of Brasov (Southern Transylvania) willing to cooperate in order to address together a market segment and develop short-supply food chains within the city of Brasov (population > 300.000 inhabitants) to provide a healthy alternative for local consumers.