Ridgefield\u2019s Farmers Market Cooperative, located at 22 Catoonah Street, will be closing its doors on Tuesday, Aug. 22, owner Sandy Sutila told The Press. The nonprofit, which sells locally-grown organic produce, will be discontinued due to difficulty finding volunteers to work the store during its hours of operation. \u201cWe had a couple people willing to commit an hour here or there,\u201d Sutila said. \u00a0\u201cBut many wanted to be paid. Often their expectations about what a co-op could earn were way out of proportion.\u201d For the market to stay open, Sutila said she needed long-term business associates \u2014 one or more partners willing to split the 60 hours of work per week. \u201cI couldn\u2019t find anybody,\u201d she told The Press Thursday, Aug. 10. Nonetheless, to save the business, Sutila is willing to hand over the co-op\u2019s keys to an entirely new management for $10,000 \u2014 the cost she footed for the shop\u2019s refrigeration and computer systems. \u201cIf someone still wants to take over, I would be happy to help them,\u201d she said. The co-op opened in October of 2016, and currently has over 300 members \u2014 local residents who sign on with monthly or yearly payments for perks like free farm tours and the ability to attend the market\u2019s board meetings.