Historic Amalgamation of Cooperative Packinghouses

(Kelowna) Four cooperative packinghouses today executed the final legal agreement for their amalgamation. The Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative is the culmination of decades of consolidation and mergers in the tree fruit packinghouse industry. The new cooperative will receive, store, grade and pack over 130,000 tons of tree fruits consisting of conventional and organic apples, pears, … Continued

Food co-operative plays matchmaker by linking local farmers with locavores

| Agriculture, Business, Community |

Good things grow in Oklahoma, including an idea that has inspired a co-op connecting Niagara’s farmers with the region’s locavores. The brainchild of Yvette O. Plentai, project manager for the Niagara Agritourism Centre, and aptly named the Niagara Local Food Co-operative, it’s a virtual market for anyone wanting to eat locally produced food. "The whole … Continued

Youth Pioneering Co-operation around the World

(Vancouver) On June 2 and 3, young people from around the world met to discuss how co-operatives can offer solutions to a sustainable future – and they did it without a single plane trip. The annual Building Co-operative Futures youth conference was held simultaneously in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Guelph, Karachi (Pakistan) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) this … Continued