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…

Co-ops are Everywhere: Shifting the Focus of Business

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By Sarah Wentzel Fisher Co-ops often hide in plain sight. They are all around us all over the world. The take the form of electric companies, agricultural businesses, sporting goods stores, media outlets, banks, breweries, bookstores,…

Cheese Classes Continue!

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Cheese Classes Continue! Jade McLellan, our Santa Fe Cheese Department head will continue her workshop series on cheese on the third Thursday of the month, for the next three months. While you won’t make cheese at these…