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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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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2015 Principle Six Conference

2nd Annual Principle Six Conference | 2015 Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330  ~ Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 am to 3 pm  ~ Conference Poster  |  PDF  ~ This event is sponsored, in part, by CDI and CFNE – Thank you! OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (here … NOW!…) IT’s HERE!  |  PDF Early bird …

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2nd Annual Principle Six Conference

2nd Annual Principle Six Conference the cooperative future of Maine’s economy Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME  04330 Saturday, April 25, 2015 SURVEY (3 questions | very brief ) to gather suggestions from potential attendees about topics & presenters at: 1. What workshop topics would you find useful? We’ll have three tracks: food …

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About the Film SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been …

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A look inside the new Portland Food Co-op - GRAND OPENING DEC 10

A look inside the just-opened Portland Food Co-op! Grand opening Dec. 10 | | 111914 @MaineToday by John Golden | — Cooperative Maine (@Cooperative_ME) November 21, 2014

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Rising Tide in Boothbay Register

Serving Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport & Edgecomb since 1876 Local market celebrates National Co-op Month, Non-GMO Month By Elya Markert | Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:00pm Each October, cooperatives all across the country celebrate the role, accomplishments and contributions of our nation’s cooperatives. Damariscotta’s own natural foods cooperative, Rising Tide Community Market, is a …

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Wired West: a Model for Rural Maine?

Bill Nemitz: Don’t suffer with slow Internet, rural Maine BY BILL NEMITZ COLUMNIST [ @PressHerald | September 26, 2014 ] [email protected] | @BillNemitz | 207-791-6323 Small towns elsewhere are building their own high-speed networks to avoid sliding into the digital dark ages. Listen up, rural Mainers. The next time your local selectman or legislator knocks on …

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Food Co-op Revolution Underway in Maine

Great article about the new generation of food co-ops around Maine! Five New Food Co-ops from Fort Kent to Portland! Great interviews, photos, charts, graphs, & statistics! EXCERPT: March 10, 2014       [ MaineBIZ] Food co-ops on the rise as Mainers seek local foods, buying power by Lori Valigra The number of member-owned food co-operatives in Maine is …

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Blue Hill Co-op Growing Strong

News of the Blue Hill Co-op.  Wishing the best of luck to them!  Read all about it in the Bangor Daily News story, below! Blue Hill Co-op looks to buy land to move, expand By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff, October 11, 2012   BLUE HILL, Maine — A local retail grocery cooperative has taken an …

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