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A co-op of independent retail grocery stores headquartered in Pembroke, NH. Loan in participation with National Cooperative Bank for Hanover Food Co-op.

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Bethlehem Children's School

A cooperative primary school; loan for purchase and renovation of a building for school expansion.

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A not-for-profit consumer co-op providing high quality materials at a reasonable cost and teaching people how to maintain and improve their homes. CFNE loan is for working capital and debt refinance.

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Centrally located in the historic DeWitt Mall, Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca’s community-owned cooperative bookstore. Originally opened as the Bookery II in 1981, the store was renamed Buffalo Street Books in 2009. In February of 2011, the Ithaca community put together a massive buy-out effort, raising over a quarter of a million dollars. In April of 2011, the store re-opened as a cooperatively owned bookstore.

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Artist cooperative start up; loan for working capital

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Deep Root Organic Farmer's Co-op

A rural farmer cooperative; seasonal line of credit for working capital during growing season.

"The CFNE loan helps us maintain grower payments and staff year round. It helps make Deep Root run more effectively, minimizing economic issues to our smaller growers."

To read a profile on Deep Root click here

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Dollars and Sense

A collective that publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media's coverage of the economy; loan for seasonal working capital.

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Fedco Seeds is a hybrid co-op, owned 60% by consumers and 40% by worker members.

• We ship trees and perennial plants only in the spring.
• We ship fall bulbs and garlic only in fall just before planting time.
• We ship seed potatoes and onion sets only in April and May.
• We ship seeds from January through September, then take a break to prepare next year’s catalog.
• We ship books, supplies and cover crops year round

 

Click here read article featuring Fedco Seed, Inc. president CR Lawn in "Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association" response to Slow Money.

http://cooperativefund.org/sites/default/files/Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association CR Lawn letter.pdf
 
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Handwork, Inc.

A retail craftspeople cooperative; loan for store and building renovation.
To read a profile on Handwork click here.

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Intervale Community Farm is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program in Burlington, VT. Loan for tunnel frame construction to expand its growth cycle.

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