In 1979 Ken and Sue Crane, Judy Powers, Wayne Breda and Sarah McBrian were among a group considering starting a natural foods restaurant. That idea was abandoned and they joined with other Camden pre-order buying club members to work towards creating a storefront coop. Newspaper ads brought additional members and created public notice.

On May 24,1980 the Good Tern Coop opened its doors at 216 South Main St. in Rockland. In 2003, we moved to our present location at 750 Main Street, Rockland.