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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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Root Cellars

                Fall is almost here and we’re reaping the benefits of our planted root vegetables. Root vegetables are an important food supply since they can offer nutrients over the winter months. Enriching roots like turnip, carrots, beets, and potatoes act as a foundation for several meals from around […]

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October Events

First Friday October 2nd 4 to 6pm               Kick off your First Friday with us! Our Guest Musician is Howard Roscoe and Bonnie Waters. Judi will be here with scrumptious samples and recipes, and as always, two representatives from the Board of Directors will be glad to answer any of […]

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UVFC Annual Meeting 2015 poster

Annual Meeting and Board Election 2015

By now members should have received a ballot for this year’s election in the mail. This is the first year in many years that we’ll have a contested election! We have six potential candidates including three members up for reelection and three new nominees. Please vote! There is a ballot box at the front of the store […]

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Principle 1: Voluntary and Open Membership

What this means: Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all people able to use its services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.  How we embrace this principle: We recognize that diversity means resilience. Anyone can join!  Membership at the Upper Valley Food Co-op is open to […]

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