Posts tagged cooperative principles
Five Fab Facts about Co+ops

We think co-ops are fabulous. Cooperation is, after all, a word that implies people working together towards the same end, mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. Both economically beneficial and socially responsible, these community-minded businesses make the world a better place—and that’s a beautiful thing. Here are five fab reasons to celebrate co-ops: 

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What is a Co-op?

We all have childhood memories of parents, teachers and others encouraging us to work together. A co-op is what “working together” looks like all grown up. From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since a co-op provides products and services like conventional businesses do. But it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes it different.

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40 Years! Co-op Anniversary Series: Employees

This year marks the 40 year anniversary of our local Co-op. What once began as the Organ Mountain Cooperative, has since changed it's name and image, but not it's message. There are many reasons why this organization has stayed true to it’s bottom line values, and this blog series will touch on those individuals.

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40 Years! Co-op Anniversary Series: Lifetime Member-Owners

his year marks the 40 year anniversary of our local Co-op. What once began as the Organ Mountain Cooperative, has since changed it's name and image, but not it's message. There are many reasons why this organization has stayed true to it’s bottom line values, and this blog series will touch on those individuals. Such as: the long-time Member-Owners, who have helped support and promote the cooperative ideals through involvement and outreach; Our employees have been full supporters of the cooperative model and have continued to work at other food Co-ops around the country; The group of individuals who we lovingly refer to as “Co-op Kids” whom are people, often employees, that spent some of their childhood inside the Co-op; And the original buying group that was formed in the mid-1970s, whose vision changed the way that Las Cruces shopped for health food.

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The History of Mountain View Market Co-op

In 1975 on the NMSU campus, a group of health-conscious students decided to pool their resources and create a buying club so they could purchase whole foods at bulk prices.  Together, they could order enough to make it worthwhile for the nearby Tucson Co-operative Warehouse to send a truck over to Las Cruces. They determined what items they would like and ordered in bulk quantities and case lots, then divided them accordingly. 

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