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3rd Annual Principle SIX Conference Registration NOW Open ONLINE

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Principle Six Conference Viles Arboretum Conference Center, 153 Hospital St, Augusta, Maine Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:30 am – 5 pm Hosted by: Cooperative Maine | Cooperative Development Institute & Democracy at Work Institute Principle Six brings us together as cooperatives to explore ways that we can support one another, meet our …

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Cooperative Maine’s 9th Anniversary is March 25, 2016

On March 25, 2016, Cooperative Maine turned 9 years old! A blast from the past! Here’s what happened at our first meeting: On Sunday, March 25, 2007 more than two dozen people from around Maine, representing nearly every sector of cooperative enterprise met in Augusta to discuss the potential for strengthening their local economies and …

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FORT KENT: Local Food Co-op is Good Economics

Local food co-op a good, economic option for those food dollars By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff Posted Feb. 28, 2016, at 7:38 a.m. [ See this and many other excellent “Homestead” articles online at ] FORT KENT, Maine — According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household in this country spends …

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SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 30 - 3rd Annual PRINCIPLE SIX Conference

3rd Annual Principle Six Conference | 2016 Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330  ~ Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm  ~ Principle Six registration will be online, check back here -OR- on home page for the info & link. SAVE THE DATE The third annual Principle Six conference of Maine cooperatives is …

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Happy Anniversary, Portland Food Co-op! Nice article, below, with some strong numbers proving the potential of cooperatives to power Maine’s future food system!  It was a long, long road beginning with the 1st meeting in March of 2006!  Congratulations, Portland! A ‘ripple of benefits’: Portland Food Co-op celebrates $3 million in sales after first year of retail store By …

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Cooperative Cargo Aboard

Maine Sail Freight is an exciting new project carrying produce from Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative and many other partners & shippers from around Maine! There are lots of fun events coming up this Summer - all listed HERE!  Experience Maine’s maritime heritage coming back to life and sail into a fun & sustainable food …

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Crown O’ Maine Organic Cooperative: Local Food Democracy Delivered

Crown O’ Maine Organic Cooperative (COMOC) is a worker cooperative connecting Maine food producers & consumers statewide & beyond since 1995. Buy local, buy wholesale, buy cooperative, buy statewide, DELIVERED to your buying club! With a vision emphasizing, “Access and Affordability: Local Foods on the Maine Table”, via their, “Farm Direct Delivery to Buying Clubs”, COMOC …

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Cooperative Maine Says NO to Fast Track

Cooperative Maine is very proud to announce we are an official member of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign ! No paper tigers, Cooperative Maine members have been actively campaigning to STOP FAST TRACK! You’ll be happy to know that Cooperative Maine IS among the over 2000 organizational signers of the letter sent to Congress by the Citizens …

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Central Maine NEWS article on 2nd Annual PRINCIPLE SIX Conference

Augusta conference tracks conversion of business to worker-owned cooperative The story of the formation of Island Employee Cooperative Inc., was the topic of one of several sessions on cooperation among co-ops, held at Augusta’s Viles Arboretum. BY BETTY ADAMS STAFF WRITER  [ SAT, April 25, 2015 ] [email protected] | 207-621-5631 Marada Cook, of Crown O’Maine, listens …

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Earth Day Co-op Mixer at Gardiner Food Co-op

Want to have a sneak peak at the Co-op space?  Want to celebrate Earth Day with your fellow Co-op Members?  Have you been meaning to become a Member-Owner? Mixers are a great chance to do so- someone has already agreed to offer you a beer if you do! Already a Member-Owner? Come mingle and enjoy …

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