Patricia Cumbie

Patricia Cumbie is a freelance writer who has co-authored a cookbook, written a novel, and edits a natural food co-op publication in Minneapolis, MN. She is proud to say she lives a full-on co-op lifestyle, enjoying ownership in a wide variety of co-ops, and has devoted her career to writing about the co-op movement. Patricia's an avid world traveler, and being a co-op geek means that everywhere she goes she visits the local cooperatives. She's also a passionate home cook, and every evening when she's home you will find her chopping herbs, sauteing garlic, and doing a little dance in the kitchen as she prepares a fresh meal for herself and her husband.

For the residents of the mountain, the co-op has helped improve quality of life. “If we have a profit, we have rights.”