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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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Thanks to VCBA Member Collective Copies and their publishing wing Levellers Press for retaining the special culture and education in our area! ... See MoreSee Less

Maureen Scanlon is taking advantage of our Summer Reading book sale! She picked up The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town and a couple by Zane Kotker. Real local! Mauree...

NOFA sponsors include valley co-ops! Real Pickles, Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Franklin Community Co-op, River Valley Co-op,
(and other co-ops too: Frontier Co-op & FEDCO Seeds).#GoCoop
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Getting psyched for our #Coop Track workshops at the NOFA Summer Conference! #GoCoop! #NOFASC

More Valley Co-ops - and their members - in the news: Local jewelry maker Ina Peebles in the The Recorder. You can find her work at the Shelburne Arts Cooperative on your next trip to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. ... See MoreSee Less

How exciting is this??? A wonderful article in today's Greenfield Recorder about Arts Co-op member Ina Peebles and her jewelry business, Swift River Glass. Congratulations Ms. Peebles! www.r...