What's a Co-op?

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Although most people are familiar with consumer co-ops such as ours, there are many other types of co-ops as well, such as producer co-ops (agricultural), financial co-ops (credit unions), housing co-ops, and worker-owned cooperatives.

The goals and missions of all types of co-ops are determined by their member-owners, but most (like us!) follow the International Cooperative Principles:

7 Cooperative Principles in Logo Form

Voluntary & Open Membership

Democratic Member Control

Member Economic Participation

Autonomy & Independence

Education, Training, & Information

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

Concern for Community