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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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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 ...

Valley Co-operative Business Association updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

Like your favorite May-"Resilience" photo as part of NCBA's 100 year anniversary photo contest. ... See MoreSee Less

This month's #IAmACoop Photo Contest submissions! Vote on your favorite by the liking the photos. The photo with the most likes by May 31st will win a co-op prize pack!

Check it out! Some familiar faces from our valley. ... See MoreSee Less

Coming soon! Check out the trailer for Visionaries PBS Series 1 hour special on the #cooperative movement! To host a screening in your home town when the film becomes available, go to ncbaclusa...