Patronage Dividend Goes Electronic

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By Robin Seydel We have some exciting news this year! For the first time ever our annual patronage dividend will be available to member-owners at the cash register of their favorite La Montanita Co-op location. Many…

We Give Thanks for Their Service: New Mexico Veterans Integration Center

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By Elinor Reiners, NMVIC Program Director The mission of the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers is to respond to the needs of veterans, with focus on those who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis, through…

OptiHealth Visits Kyzer Farms

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OptiHealth Visits Kyzer Farms Recently, this group visited our pork producer Robert Kyzer and his farm. Here’s the thank you card he got after the visit. At the Co-op, we love to foster a sense of…

Annual Board of Directors Elections—Your Vote is Your Voice!

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Participate in Cooperative Economic Democracy—One Member One Vote. By Ariana Marchello, Board of Directors, Election Committee Chair Democratic Member Control is the second of the seven cooperative principles. The annual Board of Directors election is one…

Staying True to Our Principles

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Principle 6: Cooperation Among Co-ops By Robin Seydel At La Montanita, our dedication to the seven cooperative principles has never wavered. In all our decision making processes, our actions, the utilization of Co-op resources and our…

Community Funding for Gaia Gardens: Buying the Farm!

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By Poki Piottin For the past 3 years, Gaia Gardens, a nonprofit, one-acre, certified organic urban farm has been providing an important community garden experience for people in Santa Fe. The Gaia Gardens property is now…

Westside Birthday Bash!

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The Westside celebrated its first birthday this past weekend! We grilled on the patio, enjoyed live music from some great bands, saw some awesome costumes for the costume contest, and ate delicious birthday cake! A year…

New Mexico Health Connections: The Co-op Model Works for Health Insurance, Too

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By Lydia T. Ashanin No one likes insurance very much. We need it if we drive a car or own a house, and the Affordable Care Act now requires us to have health insurance. One of…

Our Deepest Gratitude: Annual Membership Gathering Thanks

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By Robin Seydel During this time of year our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving celebrations and all the things for which we are grateful. In these meditations I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to work…

Back To the Future: Cooperatives for Ecological Regeneration

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By Courtney White Cooperative Behavior “Food for People, Not for Profit”—as with many co-ops that started up in the late 60s and early 70s, this was the original slogan of La Montañita Food Cooperative, which was…