Frontier Co-op

 The month of October is a busy month as far as bringing awareness and participating in philanthropy to several organizations. We kicked off this dedication of support at Upper Valley Food Co-op by participating in Share the Harvest an organization that both supports local farmers and providing fruits and vegetables to limited income homes. Other […]

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Artists’ Call for Submissions!

Upper Valley Food Co-op presents “The Feast” A showcase of expression that reveals our personal and cultural intentions.   The Upper Valley Food Co-op is taking submissions for our latest showcase. Upper Valley area artists are invited to submit a piece or collection of pieces that fit within this show’s theme of abundance and consumption.   […]

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Principle 4: Autonomy and Independence

What this means: Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. Any contracts with other organizations are entered with assured continuing autonomy. How we embrace this principle: The Co-op Community Members who become SuperWorkers get to play a significant role in the operations of our store by volunteering time and expertise. Many of our […]

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Celebrate Co-op Month — Build a Better World With Businesses You Trust!

written by NFCA Every October, millions of co-op and credit union members across the United States join the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) in celebrating Co-op Month. This year’s theme, Building a Better World with Businesses You Trust, is a reminder of the many ways that co-operatives enable people to work together to build […]

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Principle 3: Member Economic Participation

What this means: Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. This benefits members in proportion to the business they conduct with the co-operative rather than on the capital invested. How we embrace this principle: Voting with your Dollars Because we are a small, independent Co-op the buying habits of our […]

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Are you familiar with our Sew-Op?

The Sew-op is open to fiber crafters of any sort and supports any skill level. We are a community of sewists, quilters, knitters, crocheters, rug makers, reusers, experimenters, teachers and students. Through the Sew-op we hope to empower oneself through traditional fiber arts and refashioning old materials into something new.  We offer classes and workshops […]

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Localvore: Supporting Your Local Food Supply

What is a Localvore and how does UVFC participate in supporting that lifestyle? A localvore is a person whose meal choices are based on locally grown and produced foods. Being a localvore means making the decision to support the local economy, to have more influence over the ecological impact of food resources, to maintain consumer empowerment […]

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Principle 2: Democratic Member Control

What this means: Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members – those who buy the goods or use the services of the cooperative. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. How we embrace this principle: Board of Directors Our Board of Directors is one of our governing bodies that monitors the General Managers at […]

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Attention UVFC Shoppers!

We want you to know about some construction happening in the next few weeks. We will be replacing the front stairs and ramp into the store. This coming Monday, the 28th, the stairs will be closed. However, the ramp will be open making the store accessible to all. The real difficulty comes after Chad finishes […]

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