We think co-ops are fabulous and what better time to celebrate co-ops than now during National Co-op Month!
Section: Co-op Difference | Food Co-ops
Co-ops do things differently. They're people working together for better food, stronger communities and a healthier world.
Food co-ops bring people together to share good food and create healthy communities.
Cooperation is not new. Early human societies shared hunting, fishing, farming to improve their chances of survival.
Co-ops are based on values not unlike those we subscribe to individually, including self-responsibility, democracy, equality, honesty and social responsibility.
How can you distinguish a co-op from other organizations? Who benefits from the co-op's existence?
Co-ops offer a different way of doing business and bring people together to pursue ends that can't be achieved alone.
Cooperatives are built on the idea that local owners gain the benefits of business success.
Co-ops are locally owned grocery stores—with a delicious difference. What sets them apart?
Many people, including co-op shoppers, are not entirely sure how co-ops work—or how to get involved. Read on to get the real answers to frequently asked questions about food co-ops. You may...
Bite into the spelt bread or seven-grain loaf at Co-op Bakery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and you’re tasting pure, local ingredients. You’re also biting into a piece of sunshine.