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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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The Feast! Join us Friday Dec 18 from 4 to 6pm for our opening reception.

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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