I am a member of the Ozark Co-OP mentioned above. I actually started a buying club b/c there wasn't one in my area. They charge $18 per month to drop off in my town, and I do have a high limit that I have to order, I think its either 300 or 500, but I usually reach that no problem. I have asked a few others I know w/ food allergies, and so far one girl orders w/ me every month (usually $100 or more) and I always seem to have a handful of others that order a few items. I get it all together, call in the order, we all meet the truck at the designated time. I go thru the boxes while the others are unloading them, and inventory everything, to make sure the invoice matches up. Then we divide everything up. I pay for the order myself, and later that night/week I call the others who ordered w/ thier total owed. They pay me. I don't currently make anything from organizing it, and I don't plan to. It is a bit of work, and several have offered to pay a small fee, but I haven't taken them up on it yet. THis is where I buy the majority of my groceries. I usually order about 400 worth per month myself, and then spend about $20 per week for fresh fruits and veggies at the local grocery store. Not bad, IMO, for organic most of the time. That feeds me, DH and DD, and the baby with plenty left over. I do get all of the animal products I can from them (meat, dairy, butter, yogurt) and I try to get the veggie mixes organic, too, and frozen fruit. It is more than buying at Wal-Mart, but I don't live close to one. I am 15 mnutes from the closest grocery store,a nd it's a family owned one, and the prices are in general more than they would be at Super Wal-Mart or a bigger grocery store. I think I noticed about a $40 per month increase in the cost of food when I started buying all organic.