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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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Congrats to our worker co-op sector secondary co-op, Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives for another successful year, a new board and a new member! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to members, affiliates, supporters and speakers for making our annual meeting so great. We accepted a new member and help us welcome Oxbow Design Build as our most recent conversion in process....

Heading to the Slow Living Summit in Brattleboro next week? Check out this great panel with Brattleboro Food Co-op, Deep Root Organic Coop, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, and Real Pickles #Coop! Registration is free. ... See MoreSee Less

Are you attending the Slow Living Summit? Join us in our Community Room on Thursday June 1st for a dialogue: "Co-ops and their role in the Collaborative Economy and Growing a Conscious Business" ...

Co-operators invited! Co-op social time, everyone welcome.😀 ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating Suzette!

May 21, 2017, 6:00pm - May 21, 2017, 8:00pm

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

The Franklin Community Co-op would like to invite you to join us for a potluck bowling party in honor of Suzette! Sunday, May 21st, we'll be celebrating from 6-8 PM at the Shelburne Falls Bowling All...

A well deserved recognition for a great valley co-op! Truly embraced the co-oprenuer spirit! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations PV Squared Winners of the 2017 Haas Entrepreneur of the Year Award!