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.


Facebook Posts

Hot off the press: this week's The Valley Advocate, featuring co-ops and credit unions celebrating #CoopMonth and how #CoopsBuild a Better Valley! Real Pickles, PV Squared, Leverett Village Coop, Greenfield Farmers Co-op, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Collective Copies, Brattleboro Food Co-op, River Valley Co-op, Organic Valley, Putney Food Coop, Old Creamery Co-op, Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Pedal People Co-op, Cooperative Fund of New England, UMassFive College Credit Union, Franklin Community Co-op, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International, Visionaries Public Television Series!!! ... See MoreSee Less

#CoopsBuild! Check out our #CoopMonth ad in today's The Recorder: Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Brattleboro Food Co-op, Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Collective Copies, Cooperative Fund of New England, Franklin Community Co-op, Greenfield Farmers Co-op, Leverett Village Coop, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Old Creamery Co-op, Organic Valley, Pedal People, PV Squared, Real Pickles, Putney Food Coop, River Valley Co-op, UMassFive College Credit Union, Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives, Valley Co-operative Business Association. ... See MoreSee Less