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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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Megan & Mary at Earth Day 2016

Connecting Community & Sustainability

As you may have recently noticed, the Co-op is growing a lot!  We have created several new key positions and have expanded others.  With the recent departure of employee extraordinaire Mary Veerkamp, we created a new position which will coordinate events, education and sustainability initiatives for the Co-op.  I couldn’t be any more pleased to […]

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Martin’s Farm: Solving Our Food Waste Problem One Banana Peel at a Time

As you may have heard, the Co-op recently expanded its composting capacity through a new partnership with Martin’s Farm in Greenfield, MA.  On an unusually warm February day I ventured down to tour the farm where our organic waste would soon become nutrient dense, certified organic compost. Upon arrival at Martin’s Farm I was energetically […]

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