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What is a Co-op?

Many are familiar with cooperatives and yet may not know how they actually work.  Cooperatives are member-owned, member-governed businesses that operate for the benefit of their members according to common principles agreed upon by the international cooperative community. The International Cooperative guidelines and principles are: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for community.


New Board of Directors

The recently established Incorporating Board of Directors was set at a January community meeting of approximately 30 people.  Directors include: Jason Baca (resident and grower of grass-fed beef), Vanessa Bye-Treasurer (owner of Hammerfest Farm, a new Consumer Supported Agriculture farm-Pequot Lakes), Geoff Davidge-Vice President (local resident, business owner), John


Member-Owner Kickoff Community Event

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friday, March 20, 6pm at the Ideal Township Hall/Community Center. Come for dessert, meet your neighbors, learn about cooperatives, learn about Ideal Green Market Cooperative Member-Owner structure, Join-should you decide to make this commitment, celebrate and have fun!

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Gardening resources

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit 501(c)(3) status organization dedicated to saving and sharing seeds.


What is GMO?

The Non-GMO Project

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