2012 is the UN International Year of the Co-operative

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of the Co-operative in recognition of the important contribution co-operatives make worldwide to building community, creating jobs and economic development.  Co-op’s are people-centred business structures that harness the power of people coming together to solve a shared need. A co-operative exists to serve its members, but what makes co-ops unique is that the members are also the owners. We run socially responsible business models.

In celebration of this year we are bringing our two local food co-ops together initially at the garlic harvest.