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The Monadnock Food Co-op Goes to Washington

Unexpected opportunities often arise out of less than ideal situations; climate change is a perfect example.  Climate change offers us a chance to retool, rethink and re-imagine our society and our world.  And while big change can be scary and intimidating, it also presents incredible opportunity to imagine a world that better serves everyone and […]

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Wasting Food Wastes Everything

At our co-op we strive to reduce food waste in every way we can. When our Prepared Foods Department makes our kale salads, they take all of the kale stems to the Beverage Bar for juicing. When our Produce Department has fruits and veggies that are perfectly good for eating but not salable for one […]

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Our Co-op Backs Low Carbon USA

At our co-op, we’re aware that climate change, if left unchecked, will have major effects on our community, the availability, quality and cost of the products we sell, and the economy at large. That’s why we’re joining more than 1,000 companies and investors across the United States to encourage the U.S. government to keep intact […]

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Believe in the Badger: Companies Who Walk the Talk

If you live in the Monadnock Region you’ve undoubtedly heard about the W.S. Badger Company, their infamous founder, Badger Bill, and their unyielding commitment to the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.  Badger gets a lot of well-deserved press for everything from providing their staff with a free, organic lunch everyday, to allowing new parents to bring their […]

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Cooperatives: A Revolutionary Act

I have found myself thinking about change a lot lately.  It’s an interesting notion to explore and can elicit some of the strongest reactions, both positive and negative, in all of us.  Change can incite hope, elation, the feeling of new beginnings.  Change can also cause us to dig our fingers into the ground as […]

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International Co-op Day: The Power to Act for a Sustainable Future

On Saturday, July 2nd, co-ops around the world joined the United Nations (UN) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in celebrating the International Day of Co-operatives, a yearly event since 1923.  This year’s theme, “Co-operatives: The Power to Act for a Sustainable Future,” highlights the contribution of co-operative enterprise to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development […]

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