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Co-operatives exist for people to work together to enrich and improve their lives and their communities. Our region features producer, worker, consumer and secondary co-operatives that are communicating and practicing the co-operative advantage. Co-ops have been resilient in the current recession, preserving jobs, economic infrastructure and community wealth. Using the co-operative model people can share resources to gain greater access and control over food, finances and housing. Co-ops secure employment, build community and market products being guided by our shared principles, allowing members to live according to their values.

 

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Valley co-ops manifesting Principle 7 at the Green River Festival. #gocoop ... See MoreSee Less

Here are a few pictures from last night's valet bike parking at the Green River Festival! If you're coming down today or tomorrow, make sure to stop in and say hi!

The United Nations /ICA: International Co-operative Alliance International #CoopsDay is coming up this Saturday, July 2! What does your co-op do to support sustainability? (USE THIS HASHTAG AND LOGO!) National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International, Valley Co-operative Business Association, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Cooperative Credit Union Association, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Organic Valley, Equal Exchange, Collective Copies, Franklin Community Co-op, Leverett Village Coop, PV Squared, Quabbin Harvest, Freedom Credit Union, Pedal People, Shelburne Arts Cooperative, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Our Family Farms, UMassFive College Credit Union, Old Creamery Co-op, Greenfield Farmers Co-op, Brattleboro Food Co-op, River Valley Co-op, Brattleboro Holistic Health Center (BHHC), Green Mountain Spinnery, Amherst Community Co-op, Real Pickles, etc. ... See MoreSee Less

Food co-op leaders from across the US gathered here in Co-op Valley last week to #Disrupt2016 the Future. Check out these great photos from the conference at UMass Amherst! National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International CCMA for Consumer Co-ops Neighboring Food Co-op Association ... See MoreSee Less

The 60th CCMA for Consumer Co-ops hosted by Neighboring Food Co-op Association member co-ops at UMass Amherst brought together over 400 food #coop leaders from 100 food co-ops across the US, gathered ...