The Putney Food Coop is one of the oldest Coops in the country. It was founded in 1941, when fuel shortages due to WWII made it hard to obtain certain grocery items. To obtain needed supplies, a group of Putney residents led by Carol Brown formed the Putney Coop according to the Cooperative Principles. Cash raised from selling member shares was used to rent a store front (purchased in 1944), obtain goods and hire staff. To accommodate the growing needs of the community, the Coop membership voted in 1992 to move the coop from its original site on Kimball Hill to our present site on Carol Brown Way and Route 5. Today we are a community marketplace and deli offering a diverse selection of quality products with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Loan for renovations, expansion, and working capital.
View a video on Putney Food Coop's 70 anniversary.