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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.

This tasty vegetarian chili is a cinch to make. For a meaty version, cooked sausage or chicken can also be added.
While local foods often come from smaller producers that don’t have the mass distribution—and therefore cost savings—of large growers, you can find great local values if you know where to look.
Cow standing in pasture
For many people, the word "antibiotic" conjures a booster shot from the doctor. It may surprise you to know that in fact, an estimated 70 percent of antibiotics made in the United States are used to ward off infection in livestock.
Coffee production methods are hugely important for the well-being of farmers and the environment. The good part? Your coffee choice does make a difference.
If you’re looking for “brain food,” just head for the water. Fish and seafood contain omega 3 fatty acids and nutrients. But some fish are also high in mercury. Luckily, there's a way around this dilemma.
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.

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