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Food co-ops have a long history of tackling complex issues in our food system. From pesticides to pasturing, it’s our business to know how your food gets made. Climate change has already begun to have major implications for food production and we take this challenge seriously.

Learn more about how food co-ops are helping to build a better supply chain for the climate: https://www.strongertogether.coop/article/food-co-ops-are-building-better-supply-chain-climate

Through the power of cooperation, food co-ops are positively impacting our global supply chain and helping to slow climate change.

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STAFF PICK: Black Pepper Crackers by Mary's Gone Crackers

Full of healthy seeds and ancient grains. Vegan, Organic, and Gluten-Free. Talk about a powerhouse cracker!

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This weekend only, save on bulk LOCAL spinach! Only $7.99/lb. while supplies last.

Spinach is packed full of nutrients including folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium, among many others!

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Due to icy conditions we are closing up shop a wee bit early at 8 pm tonight—we will open regular hours tomorrow and keep you posted of any changes!

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OWNERS: Your Articles of Incorporation Ballot is due on January 23rd. Thank you for being an active part of our community!

What is a Co-Op?

The 7 Co-op Principles

Like all cooperatives, Open Harvest operates under the following guiding principles.

Voluntary and Open Membership

We are a voluntary organization, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

Democratic Member Control

We are a democratic organization controlled by our members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

Members’ Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. The economic benefits of a cooperative operation are returned to the members, reinvested in the co-op, or used to provide member services.

Autonomy and Independence

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.

Education, Training and Information

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation.

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

Concern for Community

While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.