This episode is all about co-ops helping co-ops! The sixth co-op principle is “Cooperation Among Cooperatives.” How do co-ops, well, cooperate? Host Anastasia takes us through a number of different ways that co-ops have been known to support one another. First, did you know that the Littleton Food Co-op is actually a member of other co-ops? One of those is the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA), and Bonnie Hudspeth is featured in this episode to tell you why it is imperative for co-ops to work together, and the results that can happen when they do so. We also step outside the consumer food co-op world to hear from Molly Snell-Larch of Columinate, a national consulting cooperative made up of diverse experts dedicated to making co-ops better. Finally, David Hale of the Caledonia Food Co-op tells us how valuable established co-ops are when forming a new co-op. Did we use the word “co-op” enough for you? While we support all co-ops, we want you to know that the Littleton Food Co-op is the place to go for local produce, cheese, craft beer, bulk foods, prepared foods, and more in northern NH and VT. We’re easily accessible off of Exit 41 in Littleton, no membership is required to shop, and we have the friendliest staff in town! What more do you need to know? If you do need more, check us out online littletoncoop.com.