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Co+op, stronger together

Co+op, stronger together represents National Co+op Grocer (NCG) food co-ops nationwide and their shared commitment to providing delicious, high quality, healthy food; supporting local, sustainable agriculture; and strengthening local communities. With 148 independent food co-ops and over 200 storefronts nationwide, NCG brings together a wealth of experience and passion for great food. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Many people are not entirely sure how co-ops work—or how to get involved. You may be surprised by what you find!
Co-ops support Fair Trade, which encourages democratic decision-making, transparency, gender equity and independence.
With all the warnings about farming and production methods these days, it can be hard for fish lovers to know how to make the best seafood choices. So how do you navigate the waters?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an innovative way to get fresh, seasonal food directly from local farms.
With nearly 4,800 farmers' markets in the U.S., it’s clear people love the direct connection to farmers and the fun of shopping in the open air for fresh, tasty, and seasonal foods.
Getting your daily minimum veggie requirements is easy when they're fresh and bursting with flavor!
When it comes to reasons for eating well, heart health sits near the top of the list. It all starts with food shopping, of course—by filling your cart with heart-healthy foods at your co-op, you can help lower your risk of heart disease.
For allergy sufferers, reading labels to distinguish "good foods" from "bad foods" can be a frustrating experience. The most common allergies are surprisingly easy to accommodate by shopping at the co-op.
When it comes to going against the grain, those with gluten allergies must take the saying to a whole new level. So what exactly does a gluten-free diet mean?
Limiting sweets and making healthier sweet choices can be a healthy move but it doesn’t have to mean neglecting your sweet tooth. Some sweeteners are better than others.

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