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Principle 7: Concern for the Community

What this means: Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members. How we embrace this principle: Locally Sourced and Produced Products We carry locally sourced and produced products whenever possible. This helps to support the local economy rather than send our buying dollars to companies abroad. This practice […]

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Principle 6: Co-operation among Co-operatives

What this means: Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures. How we embrace this principle: Friendships with other Kinds of Co-ops Not all co-operatives are Food Stores. A co-operative is a type of business model that can be applied to many […]

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Annual Meeting 2015

This year’s annual meeting, held at the Bugbee Senior Center up the road, received a modest turnout of about 45 people. The evening began with food and wonderful music from East Bay Jazz with our very own Norm McMullen in the trio. UVFC Board President Debbie Diegoli began by introducing the Current Board Members who […]

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Principle 5: Education, Training, and Information

What this means: Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. How we embrace this principle: Field Trips and Super Workers Members of the Board of Directors, Staff and other folks in the community have many opportunities to gain more […]

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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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