“To Be Happy, to Achieve Solidarity” The Roots of the New Cuban Co-op Revolution

By Gail Graham, Rebecca Torpie 180 Sept-Oct 2015 A lot has changed in Cuba since the July 2014 visit by U.S. cooperators, reported in these pages by Stuart Reid (CG#175, Nov.¬Dec. 2014). A few of us couldn’t resist jumping on a recent opportunity to explore the new Cuban cooperative initiative. So, [...]

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Fostering Belonging

Dale Woodbeck, General Manager Lakewinds Food Co-op, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, & Richfield, MN   Mr. Woodbeck shares the story of Lakewinds Food Co-op's success fostering a sense of belonging among its stakeholders by way of a branded loan program that has directly helped dozens of small local farmers in the region to [...]

An Eaters’ Bill of Rights

By Mark Mulcahy 131 July - August - 2007 We all know about our nation’s Bill of Rights and its guarantees of individual rights as well as limitations on federal and state governments. And recently an “Air Traveler’s Bill of Rights” has been in the news, intended to protect airline [...]

The Farmer in the Deli

By Mark Mulcahy 105 March - April - 2003 Janet Zeller of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and I recently led a workshop at the Ecological Farming Conference in California. During the session she described many of the wonderful consumer educational programs the co-op has put together over the past [...]