Co-op Resources

The International Year of Cooperatives is intended to raise public awareness of the invaluable contributions of cooperative enterprises to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The Year will also highlight the strengths of the cooperative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socioeconomic development.

The Global Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 65/184.

Resources — Valuable information for healthy living

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) Go Co-op!This umbrella organization of food co-ops nationwide provides vision, leadership and resources to support the autonomous co-ops like us in developing our position in the natural foods industry. This video covers a recent Co-ops Rock! fundraising concert in Seattle to help mid-western farmers hit hard by flooding this spring. Their website: www.ncga.coopOrganic Consumers Association
This consumers group supports campaigns for Health, Justice, Peace, Sustainability, and Democracy; with updates on Organics, Health Issues, Genetic Engineering, Food Safety, Fair Trade/ Social Justice and Farm Issues. www.organicconsumers.org

Provender Alliance
Conducts outreach and education for natural products in the Northwest, publishes the Provender Journal, and holds an annual conference which we typically attend. www.provender.org

Tilth Producers
Provides support to organic, sustainable farming through education, networking and research opportunities at a statewide level. www.tilthproducers.org

Feasting in the Skagit Foodshed
Local blogger offers valuable resources for local restaurants, producers and suppliers in Skagit County www.skagitfoodshed.wordpress.comSlow Food Skagit River Salish Sea Convivium
Slow Food is an educational organization that supports sustainable agriculture, local food production, heritage foods and the pleasures of the table. www.slowfoodskagit.org

Cooperative Grocers Information Network (CGIN)Strengthens retail food cooperatives via collaboration and sharing of resources. www.cgin.coopNational Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) helps provide legal and policy advocacy for cooperative business practices at a federal level, and also provides networking resources for common business needs. www.ncba.org

National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA)Publishes useful information about natural food issues, trends, practices, and changing policies that affect the industry. www.nnfa.org

The International Year of Cooperativesis intended to raise public awareness of the invaluable contributions of cooperative enterprises to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The Year will also highlight the strengths of the cooperative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socioeconomic development.The Global Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 65/184.

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National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) Go Co-op!This umbrella organization of food co-ops nationwide provides vision, leadership and resources to support the autonomous co-ops like us in developing our position in the natural foods industry. This video covers a recent Co-ops Rock! fundraising concert in Seattle to help mid-western farmers hit hard by flooding this spring. Their website: www.ncga.coop

Organic Consumers Association
This consumers group supports campaigns for Health, Justice, Peace, Sustainability, and Democracy; with updates on Organics, Health Issues, Genetic Engineering, Food Safety, Fair Trade/ Social Justice and Farm Issues. www.organicconsumers.org

Provender Alliance
Conducts outreach and education for natural products in the Northwest, publishes the Provender Journal, and holds an annual conference which we typically attend. www.provender.org

Tilth Producers
Provides support to organic, sustainable farming through education, networking and research opportunities at a statewide level. www.tilthproducers.org

Feasting in the Skagit Foodshed
Local blogger offers valuable resources for local restaurants, producers and suppliers in Skagit County www.skagitfoodshed.wordpress.com

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea Convivium
Slow Food is an educational organization that supports sustainable agriculture, local food production, heritage foods and the pleasures of the table. www.slowfoodskagit.org

Cooperative Grocers Information Network (CGIN)Strengthens retail food cooperatives via collaboration and sharing of resources. www.cgin.coop

National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) helps provide legal and policy advocacy for cooperative business practices at a federal level, and also provides networking resources for common business needs. www.ncba.org

National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA)Publishes useful information about natural food issues, trends, practices, and changing policies that affect the industry. www.nnfa.org