Organic Valley

www.organicvalley.coop

Organic Valley isn’t a giant corporation. Its a cooperative of farmers across the country who share the same commitment to growing food the right way. We’re not driven by profits; we’re driven by principles.

We believe in the idea that, if consumers demand high-quality organic food, grown the right way, we could all change the way we treat our land, our animals and our bodies.

There are lots of different kinds of cooperatives, but they’re all built around the idea that the best way to change things is to work together. Our cooperative is made up of over 2,000 family farms and 900 employees, all pooling their passion and resources to bring organic food to the tables of people across the country. Our farmers share the costs of getting their products to market, and they share the profits when the company does well. But along with everyone who works here, they share a vision of a healthier, more sustainable food system. Everything we do is a collaboration toward that goal.

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Savvy Cooperative

www.savvy.coop

In healthcare, Savvy Cooperative gives patients direct ways to share their experiences with health innovators, and advocating that they be fairly compensated for their contributions.

Savvy Cooperative empowers patients to co-create new solutions, give them a sense of purpose, and help them earn money.

Savvy connects people with opportunities to share their unique health experiences with professionals. Savvy connects companies and researchers with qualified individuals to gain diverse insights.

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative

www.pec.coop

More than 80 years ago, local farmers and ranchers came together to form the Pedernales Electric Cooperative and bring electric service to the Hill Country when no other utility would. We’ve never forgotten that we were created by our members, serve our members and that the strength of our cooperative lies in the strength of our community. That’s why we give back in a variety of ways, including grants to area nonprofits, volunteer days, youth programs and more.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is more than an ordinary utility. We’re a cooperative, meaning that we follow seven cooperative principles. It also means that you’re more than a customer — you’re a member, an owner of the cooperative with unique privileges and rights.

About Cooperatives and .coop
The global Cooperative community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address. Your unique business identity is recognized online with a .coop domain name – your digital brand – a brand known for its economic advantages to its community, consumers, and members.

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Wheatsville Food Co-Op

www.wheatsville.coop

WHEATSVILLE FOOD CO-OP is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas and has over 24,000 invested owners. Invested owners participate democratically and financially in the co-op.

The purpose of Wheatsville Co-op is to create a self-reliant, self-empowering community of people that will grow and promote a transformation of society toward cooperation, justice, and non-exploitation.

The mission of Wheatsville Co-op is to serve a broad range of people by providing them goods and services, using efficient methods that avoid manipulation of the consumers, and minimize exploitation of the producers or damage to the environment. The primary focus for this mission is supplying high-quality food and non-doctrinaire information about food to people in Austin, Texas.

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Mountain View Market Co+Op

www.mountainview.coop

Get to know the Mountain View Co+Op! In 1975, a group of New Mexico State University students decided to pool their resources and start a buying club to purchase whole foods at bulk prices. Legend has it that the items they sought out bulk whole grains like brown rice and wheat berries, giant blocks of cheese, and Celestial Seasonings teas, which were not yet available in the area. What began with a few young people looking for ways to eat better with less impact grew, and a home on Foster Road in Las Cruces became the original Organ Mountain Food Cooperative.

Co-ops give back. We are members of the community we serve. Our shoppers and owners are our friends, family, and neighbors. One of the best parts of being a cooperative business is that we can do things to benefit our community, to impact it positively.

About Cooperatives and .coop
The global Cooperative community has more than 1 billion members, representing 12% of the world’s employed population. All Cooperatives verify their identity when selecting a .coop web address. Your unique business identity is recognized online with a .coop domain name – your digital brand – a brand known for its economic advantages to its community, consumers, and members.

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Good Foods Co-Op

www.goodfoods.coop

Good Foods Co-op, founded in 1972 and located in Lexington, is central Kentucky’s only locally owned and operated cooperative grocery – something our 8,000+ owners are extremely proud of! We focus on local, natural, organic, non-GMO products and wholesome foods while supporting over 250 Kentucky farmers and producers. We offer fresh, local and organic produce; natural and local meats; fresh, sustainably-fished seafood; grab & go entrees; fresh sushi made with organic ingredients; gourmet cheese; olive bar; made-from-scratch baked goods; bulk dry goods, baking needs, and snacks; bulk herbs & spices; body care with ingredient lists you can feel good about; vitamins and supplements; gluten-free foods; and vegetarian/vegan products.

We are proud to be part of the long tradition of the consumer cooperative movement which began in Rochdale, England in 1844. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneer Society sought to stop inequitable business practices by placing ownership of businesses in the hands of the patrons. It is truly a case of “the customer is the company.”

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Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union

www.mnvalleyfcu.coop

As a credit union member, you are not just a “customer” but part-owner of a financial cooperative in which all the members pool their resources to help one another. Credit unions are dedicated to the principle of “people helping people,” and have a not-for-profit federal and state income tax status similar to other cooperatives that work primarily to better the lives of those involved and better the communities in which they live. Your credit union is directed by a volunteer board, elected by the membership, which is entrusted to keep the members’ best interests in mind, every day, all year long.

The Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union was established in 1934 as a member-owned, not for profit financial cooperative. 

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Putney Food Co-op

www.putneyfood.coop

The Putney Food Co-op is a community-owned marketplace and delicatessen offering a diverse selection of quality products, located in Putney, Vermont USA.

We highlight our commitment to natural and organic foods, fresh and local organic produce, organic and humanely raised local meats, poultry, eggs and Vermont dairy products as well as our fresh and frozen seafood, environmentally responsible cleaning supplies and paper goods, health and body care products, herbal and homeopathic supplements and remedies, gourmet cheese from Vermont, New England and around the world, bulk nuts, grains baking supplies, teas, spices and more! We also specialize in fair-trade coffee, tea, chocolate and bananas, micro-brewed beer and hand selected wines, hearty sandwiches made to order from our Deli, soup, salad and hot food bar every day, as well as gluten-free selections in every aisle.

The Putney Food Co-op was founded in 1941 when fuel shortages due to World War II made it hard to obtain certain grocery items. To procure the needed supplies, a group of Putney citizens led by Carol Brown formed the Putney Food Co-op according to the Cooperative Principles. The cash raised from selling member shares was used to rent a storefront (purchased in 1944), obtain goods, and hire staff members.

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Iowa Food Cooperative

www.iowafood.coop

At the Iowa Food Cooperative, we’re local. We’re responsible.
82.5% of what you pay goes directly to our farmers. Order exactly what you want and know how your food was produced (and who produced it). Our members say our prices are fair and the food is fresher, tastier, and healthier. Choose to support producers who use practices you believe in and protect Iowa’s air, water, soil and wildlife. The Iowa Food Cooperative hosts over 150 producers who offer more than 1000+ products.

For Consumers, the Iowa Food Cooperative provides convenient, year-round access to hundreds of food and non-food products directly from Iowa farmers and artisans. Know where your food comes from and the people that produce it. For Producers, it provides access to a new market and new sources of revenue for their business, reducing the time and cost of marketing their products to consumers.

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MiEnergy Cooperative

www.mienergy.coop

MiEnergy Cooperative was formed in 2017 from the merger of Hawkeye REC (Iowa) and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (Minnesota), each with a rich history of pioneering electric power to the rural America heartland.

Hawkeye REC was founded in 1936 and since then the membership has covered a range of home, farm, business and commercial consumers in Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa. Before the merger with Tri-County Electric Cooperative, HREC had about 6,700 electrical services.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative was founded in 1936 when power was not available to rural residents. Local citizens banded together to build lines going out to their homes and farms. For 80 years, TEC served three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties and also served portions of Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. Before the merger with Hawkeye REC, TEC had about 15,000 electrical services.

MiEnergy Cooperative supports the economic development efforts of area communities. Over the past few years MiEnergy has funded over $4.4 million in local projects in Iowa, through the revolving loans and grants. Many of the projects have enhanced our local communities and provided local jobs helping to stabilize our local economic growth. We work with community leaders to expand economic development and create an environment where people want to work and live. MiEnergy has invested financial commitments and other resources to improve the economy, health, safety, and quality of life in our communities, through many different projects.

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