October is National Co+Op Month!

Why are Co+Ops so special?

  • Co+Ops are owned by members of the community who value healthy and sustainable products
  • When community members own a part of the store, it allows them a voice in what they would like to see from the store 
  • Co+Ops have a Board of Directors in which the members vote and the Board operates in a democratic way 
  • Co+Ops promote small business, ethical work practices, local farmers, and family owned business
  • You know your money is going to help families and farmers and it is staying within the community 
  • Co+Ops value the Seven Principles:
  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community