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How Does the Board of Our Co-op Know That the Organization Is Successful?

This is my first newsletter article as President of the Board of the Monadnock Food Co-op.  I am excited to do my part in leading this amazing organization into its next chapter, along with the other 8 members of the Board and the over 3,000+ owner-members. Someone asked me recently, “How does the Board of […]

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Susan Ashworth Named Monadnock Food Co-op’s Co-operator of the Year

We’re so proud to announce that the Monadnock Food Co-op named Susan Ashworth the 2018 Cooperator of the Year during our Annual Meeting & Celebration. This award is given out annually to recognize a member-owner, vendor, staff member or co-op partner who exemplifies cooperative values, integral to cooperatives throughout the world. These values include self-help, […]

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Happy to Report: Our Co-op is Thriving!

A walk into the co-op at this time of year is a feast for the senses. We’re greeted by fresh local corn, plump ripe tomatoes, and blueberries picked just down the road. The products of our local farmers and food producers are stocked in every aisle. There are sales, bundling discounts, and new offerings. At […]

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The Compass That Guides US

In 2008, five years before the Monadnock Food Co-op opened, founding Member-Owners of our Co-op, then known as Monadnock Community Market, developed our Ends, or Mission Statement. The Monadnock Food Co-op is cooperatively owned and operated by people in our community, and exists to meet our community’s need for: • An accessible, community-owned downtown food […]

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How Member-Owners and the Board, together, lead the co-op.

Our co-op is built on the values and needs of our members, but how do those 3000 members have a say in what happens with the co-op’s resources?  The members, by participating in annual elections, select representatives who share those values.  By choosing its Board of Directors in a democratic election, the “cooperative of members” […]

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