Every October, millions of co-op members across the United States join in celebrating Co-op Month. And the theme for 2017 — Co-ops Commit — is an invitation to learn more about how co-ops are committed to their communities, and to building a better world, together.
Our food co-op is a powerful example of how co-ops enable people to work together to make our community stronger. And we’re not alone! The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) includes more than 35 food co-ops and start-ups that are committed to building a more healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Together, your Neighboring Food Co-ops have shared annual sales of $315 million, provide good jobs for more than 2,000 people, and purchase an estimated $60 million annually from local farmers and other producers. Everyone is welcome to shop, and we invite you to join with the more than 130,000 people in our region who own their community grocery store!
From food co-ops to farmer co-ops, worker co-ops to credit unions, and housing co-ops to energy co-ops, co-operatives and our members are committed to our communities—because we are owned by and exist to meet the needs of our communities.
Look for Co-op Products at our Co-op
You may be surprised to find so many items made by co-ops in our region! They range from dairy products from Cabot Creamery Co-operative and Organic Valley to fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate from Equal Exchange and naturally fermented vegetables from Real Pickles. Just look for these signs on our shelves to find more and let’s celebrate all things co-op!
Happy Co-op Month!