co-op principles

General Information

What is a co-op?

A cooperative is a business that is owned by the people who use it- members who have organized to provide themselves with the products and services they need.  The members elect a board of trustees who govern the cooperative and represent the needs of its members.  All net margins are returned to the members in the form of capital credits.

Cooperatives are guided by the set of seven principles below.

1st Principle: Voluntary and Open Memberhsip