Cornucopia Highlights Hanover Co-op's Commitment to Local

Co-op's support for small dairy farms attracts national spotlight.

This article appears in the 2021/2022 Winter Edition of The Cornucopia Institute’s eNews. The Cornucopia Institute engages in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic knowledge underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. It is republished here by permission.

About Hanover Co-op Food Stores

The Hanover Co-op Food Stores—also known as the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society—is owned by more than 24,000 members. The Co-op seeks to build a well-nourished community cultivated through cooperation. From its founding in 1936 by 17 Dartmouth College professors and their spouses, the Hanover Co-op is now one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. In recent years, this business has served more than 5,000 customers a day. For more than 85 years, this cooperative has stood by its founding commitment to buying locally produced food and goods. From locations in New Hampshire and Vermont, this consumer-owned business generates sales of $85 million annually from three grocery stores, a community market, and two auto service centers.