Putney Food Coop

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),...

Cooperative Fund of New England

We work for economic, social, and racial justice by advancing community based, cooperative, and democratically owned or managed enterprises with a preference to assisting cooperatives in low-income communities by:

  • Providing financial products at reasonable rates
  • Developing business skills
  • Offering an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise


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Supporting Coops since 1975