At a recent visit to the Mustard Seed Co-op in Hamilton, I was quick to see all of the things that this co-op is doing really well. It's not easy running a local grocery store these days.
The centre offers an impressive range of options, from hot water bath canning to flash freezing as well as training to support new ventures.
West End Food Co-op's Co-op Cred Program is an innovative neighbourhood-based economic development tool.
Andrius Ragainis, summer student with the LOFC Network, writes about his experience at the ACE Conference in Austin.
This Portland, Oregon food co-op's successful democratic management serves as an exemplar for the future of cooperation
“I’m trying to build a co-op farm, a community farm,” Laing says. “Something where we’re bringing people together. We’re sharing profits. We’re making decisions collectively and building community around agriculture.”
Twenty-nine New England food co-ops are collaborating to make wholesome, nutritious food more accessible to all community members.
This article is reprinted from the November-December 2012 issue of the Cooperative Grocer Magazine, and written by Stuart Reid. The mayor spoke at the co-op’s ribbon cutting, and it seemed like the whole town turned out to celebrate. The local paper wrote excitedly