What framework is FGFC using for this process?


As a starting point FGFC is using the development model promulgated by the Food Co-op Initiative, the primary support organization for "mainstream" food co-ops. Their Four Cornerstones/Three Stages model provides a comprehensive approach to cooperative development, and we see no reason to reinvent the wheel. To learn more about the Four Cornerstones and Three Stages: http://www.foodcoopinitiative.coop/about/model