When corporate giants like Tesco and other super markets monopolise food distribution in large urban areas, serious questions have to be asked about how alternatives can survive or even be created. The Dublin Food Co-op is one option. It stands as a means to building a more enriched life in urban environments. It was set up to provide organic food and other products to its owner-members. It was established in 1983 by a group of friends who found buying in bulk made financial sense. They run a weekly food market on Saturdays, where stalls provide fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living. The Co-op sells its own wide range of organic dry foods and other processed organic products. As more and more things get enclosed by corporate gaints and the profit model, Dublin Food Co-op stands as an alternative to commercial profit-oriented business. Surplus funds are used to benefit the members Co-op and to reduce prices.