Co-op Products

go_co-op.organic_valley.jpgThe vision of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is of a thriving regional economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise.  Below is a listing of some of the co-op suppliers that you may find on the shelves of your local food co-op (look for the "Go Co-op" signs, at right).  By choosing products from co-ops, you are helping people to help themselves, build  stronger, more resilient communities, and grow the co-operative economy.

The information below is organized by category:

Within these categories, information is organized by brand with information on the type of co-op (farmer, worker, consumer/worker, etc.) and website address.  Then we include a list of some of the products that are available from the co-op.  In keeping with our vision of a “thriving regional economy”, we have underlined supplier co-ops that are either based in our region or have substantial membership in New England, New York State and nearby areas of Canada. 

You can use this list to identify products that may be available at your local food co-op.  Many of our member food co-ops use our “Go Co-op!” shelf talkers to promote co-op sourced products on their shelves to help educate your members and shoppers about co-operatives and their contribution to a more just, sustainable and democratic economy.



Big Tree Organic Farms (CA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Almond Products (Organic): Roasted, Blanched, Diced, Sliced, Slivered; Varietals: Carmel, Mission, Nonpareil; Almond Meal.

Equal Exchange (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Coffee (Fairly Traded, Organic)

Frontier Natural Products (IA)  ||  Purchasing Co-op  ||

  • Herbs & Spices; Teas (Including Fairly Traded, Organic)

Pachamama Coffee Co-op (CA)  ||  Farmer Co-op Federation  ||

  • Coffee (Fairly Traded, Organic)



Apetino (Europe)  ||  Farmer Co-op (Arla Foods amba)  ||

  • Cheeses: Feta

Arla Dofino (Europe)  ||  Farmer Co-op (Arla Foods amba)  ||

  • Cheeses: Edam, Fontina, Gouda, Havarti.

Cabot Creamery Co-op  ||  Farmer Co-op (Agri-Mark, MA)  ||

  • Butter (Salted, Unsalted)
  • Cheddar Powder
  • Cheese: American, Cheddar (Mild, Sharp, Extra Sharp, Seriously Sharp), Jack (Colby, Monterey, Pepper), Mozzarella, Muenster, Private Stock, Swiss
  • Cheese, Artisan: Private Stock, Cabot Clothbound (with Cellars at Jasper Hill)
  • Cottage Cheese; Sour Cream; Whipped Cream
  • Yogurt (Greek Style, Non-fat)

Caseificio Santa Rita (Italy)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese, Parmagiano-Reggiano (Organic)

Castello (Europe)  ||  Farmer Co-op (Arla Foods amba)  ||

  • Cheeses: Blue, Black, Havarti, Saga

Clawson Dairy Co-operative (UK)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese: Blue & Stilton, Fruit Blends, Savoury Blends, Aged Leicestershire Red

Fromages Ermitage (France)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese: Brie, Carré de l'Est, Comté, Elsässer, Emmental, Fondu au Racly et aux morilles, From'Chaud, Langres, Lingot d'Or, Lomont, Marcaire, Mont d'Or, Munster, Plus de Saveur, Raclette, Racly, Roussot, Royal Crémeux, Tartiflette

Isigny Ste. Mére (France)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese: Camembert, Mimolette, Pont L'Evêque

Land O’ Lakes (MN)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Margarine, Milk, Sour Cream

McAdam  ||  Farmer Co-op (Agri-Mark, MA)  ||

  • Cheese: Cheddar (Adirondack, Extra Sharp and Sharp), Jack (Empire Jack, Empire Pepper), Horseradish, Muenster

Mt. Sterling Co-op Creamery (WI)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese, Goat: Raw Milk Cheddars, Country Jack and Flavors, Pasteurized Cheddars, Feta, Mozzarella
  • Butter, Goat: Whey Cream

Organic Valley (WI, 175 New England members)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Butter (Organic)
  • Cheese (Organic): Cheddar (Raw Sharp, Vermont Extra Sharp, Mild Reduced Fat / Reduced Sodium, Mild Slices, Mild Shredded), Colby, Feta, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Muenster, Parmesan, Pepper Jack, Provolone, Stringles®, Swiss, Ricotta, Blue, Shreds, Slices (Note that Organic Valley’s “Vermont Sharp Cheddar” is sourced from their members in Vermont.)
  • Cottage Cheese, Lowfat  (Organic)
  • Cream Cheese (Organic)
  • Eggs (Organic): Extra Large, Large, Medium, Omega-3 Extra Large, Omega-3 Large, Egg Whites
  • Half and Half (Organic)
  • Heavy Cream (Organic)
  • Milk (Organic): Omega 3, Whole, 2%, 1%, Nonfat, Lactose-free, Chocolate Milk, Non-Homogenized (Note that Organic Valley’s “New England Pastures” milk is sourced from member famers in our region.)
  • Neufchatel Cheese (Organic)
  • Snacks (Organic): Stringles®, Single Serve Milk
  • Sour Cream (Organic): Regular, Lowfat
  • Soy Milk (Organic): Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, Unsweetened
  • Yogurt, Pourable (Organic): Plain, Berry, Vanilla

Our Family Farms (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Milk: Whole, Low-fat, Non-fat (No rBST)

Rhody Fresh (RI)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Milk: Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Low-fat, Fat Free Skim, Chocolate Low Fat, Half & Half (No rBST)

Salemville Cheese Co-op (WI)  ||  Farmer Co-op  || (distributor)

  • Cheese: Amish Gorgonzola Cheese, Amish Blue Cheese

Tillamook (Oregon)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Butter: Salted, Unsalted.
  • Cheese: Medium Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar, Colby Jack, Pepper Jack, Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar, Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar, 3-Year Vintage Extra Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Vintage White Medium Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, Kosher Medium Cheddar, Reduce Fat Medium Cheddar, Smoked Medium Cheddar, Reduce Fat Monterey Jack, Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar, Gralic White Cheddar, Hot Habanero Jack, Garlic Chili Pepper Jack, Vintage White Smoked Extra Sharp Cheddar.  Sliced Cheese: Muenster, Smoked Swiss, Provolone, Baby Swiss, Medium Cheddar. Shredded: Mexican Blend, Mozzarella, Italian Blend, Classic Mac & Cheese. Snack: Tilla-Moos, Cheese Curds.
  • Ice Cream.
  • Sour Cream: Premium, Light, Fat-Free, Natural.
  • Yogurt: Light Strawberry, Light Raspberry, Light Pomegranate Blackberry, Light Northwest Berry Patch, Light Mountain Huckleberry, Light Marionberry, Light Peach, Light Vanilla Bean, Light Lemon Squeeze, Pomegranate Blackberry, Blueberry Acai, Banana Vanilla, Oregon Strawberry, Raspberry, Marionberry, Vanilla Bean, Naturally Plain, French Vanilla Bean, Mountain Hucklberry, Peach, Northwest Berry Patch, Dark Cherry, Lemon Squeeze, Cherry Vanilla, Key Lime, Passion Fruit Orange Guava, Baked Apple Pie, Strawberry Apple Pie, Watermelon, Country Orange Cream.

Tine SA (Norway)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Cheese: Jarlsberg (Original, Lite, Special Reserve, Smoked), Ski Queen Gjetost, Ekte Geitost (100 % Goat Cheese), Ridder, Snøfrisk



Alvarado Street Bakery (CA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Bread, Bagels, Pizza Bread, Tortillas, Granola

Blue Diamond Growers (CA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Almond Products: Almonds (Canisters and Packaged), Almond Butter, Almond Milk, Crackers

Equal Exchange (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • go_co-op.equal_exchange.jpgChocolate (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced): Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt, Ecuador Dark Chocolate, Dark, Very Dark, Dark w/ Almonds, Milk Chocolate with a Hint of Hazelnut, Espresso Bean, Mint Chocolate with a Delicate Crunch, Orange Dark, Panama Extra Dark
  • Cocoa, Baking; Cocoa, Hot; and Cocoa, Spicy (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)
  • Coffee, Packaged (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)
  • Honey (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)
  • Jams & Jellies (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced): Strawberry Jam, Orange Marmalade
  • Olive Oil (Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)
  • Tea, Bagged and Loose (Organic, Fairly Traded)
  • Packaged Snacks: Organic Almonds, Cashews, Dried Mango, Dried Pineapple, Dried Wild Apricots)

Just Coffee Co-op (WI)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Coffee, Packaged (Organic, Fairly Traded)

La Terra e il Cielo (Italy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Pasta (Organic Whole Wheat Linguine Pasta, Orechiette Pasta, Penne Pasta, Sedani Pasta, Spaghetti Pasta, Tubetti Pasta)

Ocean Spray (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op ||

  • Juice: Cranberry, Cranberry Blends, Grapefruit Juice
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dried Cranberries (“Craisins”)

Organic Valley (175 New England Members)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Milk Powder, Organic

Pachamama Coffee Co-op  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Coffee, Canisters

Sun-Maid Raisins (CA) ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Dried Fruit: Raisins, Prunes, Apricots, Cranberries, Apples, Dates, Tropical Fruits, Figs

Welch’s (MA) ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Snacks:
    • Dried Fruit, Packaged: Dried Mixed Fruit, Dried Cherries, Tropical Sensation, Berry Medley, Cranberries & Spiced Apples, Dried Fruit Variety Packs, Citrus Berry Fusion
    • Fruit Snacks: Fruit Snacks, Reduced Sugar Fruit Snacks
    • Fruit ‘n’ Yogurt: Blueberry, Strawberry
  • Jelly: Concord Grape, Strawberry
  • Juices:
    • Bottled: 100% Grape Juice, 100% White Grape Juice, 100% Grape Juice With Fiber, 100% Grape Juice With Calcium, 100% Red Grape Juice, Black Cherry Concord Grape, Blueberry Pomegranate Concord Grape, Apple Juice, Fruit Punch, Grape Fruit Juice, Mountain Berry, Orange Fusion, Orange Juice, Raspberry Lime Twist, Strawberry Mango Splash, Tropical Passionfruit, White Grape Cherry, White Grape Mango Passion Fruit, White Grape Peach, White Grape Pomegranate
    • Pourable Concentrate: 100% Wild Berry, 100% Strawberry Raspberry, 100% Fruit Punch, 100% Grape, 100% White Grape, 100% Cherry Sensation, 100% Apple, 100% Tropical Orange Passion
    • Sparkling Juices



Lummi Island Wild Salmon (WA)  ||  Fishery Co-op  ||

  • Fish: Reefnet Wild Salmon (Pink Salmon, Smoked Pink), Scallops (Alaska), Caviar (Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon), Black Cod Steaks, Halibut (Alaskan), Wild King Salmon, Wild Sockeye, Sockeye Nova Lox.

Noank Aquaculture Co-op (CT)  ||  Aquaculture Co-op  || (no website)

  • Shellfish: Oysters, Littleneck Clams (Mystic Oysters)

Organic Prairie (WI, 175 New England Members)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Meat: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

Port Clyde Fresh Catch (ME)  ||  Fishery Co-op  ||

  • Seafood: Crab, Fish, Lobster, Scallops, Shrimp

Yankee Fishermen’s Co-op (NH)  ||  Fishery Co-op ||

  • Seafood: Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Lobster, Pollock, Shrimp, Tuna



Deep Root Organic Co-op (VT)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Produce (Organic): Beans (Green), Beets (Red, Specialty), Broccoli, Cabbage (Green, Red), Carrots, Chard (Green, Red), Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Fennel, Kale (Green, Red, Purple, Lacinato), Leeks, Lettuce (Greenleaf, Red, Romaine), Onions, Peppers, Parsnips, Potatoes (Red, White, Yukon), Rutabega, Summer Squash, Winter Squash (14 Varieties), Tomatoes, Turnips, Zuchinni, etc.

Equal Exchange (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Avocadoes (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)
  • Bananas (Organic, Fairly Traded, Co-op Sourced)

FEDCO Co-op Seed Packers (ME)  ||  Consumer/Worker Co-op  ||

  • Gardening Supplies (Organic, Conventional): Seeds, Flowering Bulbs, Seed Garlic, Plants & Trees, Tools

Ocean Spray (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Fruit: Citrus, Grapefruit, Cranberries (fresh)

Organic Valley (175 New England Members)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Produce (Organic):  Apples, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chard, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce, Sweet Peas, Radishes, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Summer Squash, Strawberries, etc.

Pioneer Valley Growers Association (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Produce: Apples, Beets, Beet Greens, Blueberries, Bok Choy, Cabbage (Chinese, Red, Savoy), Carrots, Chard (Swiss), Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Kale, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Squash (Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti, Yellow Summer), Tomatoes, Zuchinni, etc.

Sunkist (CA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Produce: Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Seasonal Varieties
  • Produce (Organic): Lemons, Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges, Satsuma Mandarins

Welch’s (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Produce: Fresh Grapes (Green & Red)



Deep Root Organic Co-op (VT)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Fermented Vegetables (Organic): Organic Onions w/ Miso, Pickled Beets, Spiced Carrots, Sauerkraut

Florida’s Natural  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Juices, Cartons: Orange (Original, Growers Style, Vitamin D, Calcium w/ Vitamin D), Grapefruit, Apple, Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Orange Pineapple, Orange Strawberry, Cranberry Ruby Red, Orange Mango
  • Juices, Single Serve: Orange, Grapefruit, Apple, Lemonade

Katalyst Kombucha (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Kombucha Tea (Organic, Fairly Traded): Ginger Devotion, Pure Essence, Schizandraberry, Bliss-Berry, Green Lovin'

Organic Valley (175 New England Members)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Orange Juice (Organic): With Pulp, Pulp-Free, with Calcium
  • Soy Milk (Organic): Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, Unsweetened

Real Pickles (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Organic, Naturally Fermented Products: Dill Pickles, Garlic Dills, Spicy Dills, Tomatillo Hot Sauce, Sauerkraut, Garlic Kraut, Red Cabbage, Kimchi, Ginger Carrots, Beets, Beet Kvass, Kimchi Brine

Welch’s (MA)  ||  Farmer Co-op  ||

  • Juices, Frozen: 100% Purple Grape Juice, 100% White Grape Juice, 100% White Grape Peach Juice, 100% White Grape Pear Juice, 100% White Grape Cranberry Juice, 100% White Grape Raspberry Juice



Co-op 108 (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Body Oils, Hand Moisturizer, Lip Balm

Co-Soap Co-operative (CA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Soap (100% vegan).  (10% of profits donated to co-op development.)



Agricultural co-ops are common in wine-making, and in many regions of the world have enabled often very small grape growers to sustain family farms over generations.  This list is not complete, but it does include some of the more common brands that have been sighted on food co-op shelves in our area or are available through regional distributors.  (Special thanks to Paul Rosenberg of Leverett Village Food Co-op in Leverett, MA, for his assistance in developing this list.)


Ecologica (La Rioja)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Organic, Fair Trade Certified wines: Torrentés Chardonnay, Malbec/Syrah.


Camille Cayran (Cave Cooperative de Cairanne)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Cotes du Rhone

Cave de Lugny (France/Burgundy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Macon-Villages, Macon-Chardonnay

Jacques de la Jugie  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||  (no website)

  • Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Rosato, Ser Piero, Trebbiano, Vincanto, Grappa, etc.

Vignerons de Caractere (France, Rhone)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Beaumes de Venise, Chateuneuf de Papes, Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Villages, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Ventoux, Vin de Pays.


Azienda Agricola Friulane Banear (Italy/Venezia)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||  (no website)

  • The Gondolier Chardonnay, I Casali Pinot Grigio, The Gondolier Pinot Grigio, The Gondolier Pinot Nero.

Cantina del Taburno (Italy/Campania)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Aglianico del Taburno, Albarosa, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, Torlicoso

Castelvero (Italy/Piemonte)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Barbera d'Asti DOCG, Dolcetto d'Asti DOC, Gavi DOCG, Moscato d'Asti DOCG, Piemonte Barbera DOC, Piemonte Cortese DOC

Citra (Italy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cococciola, Merlot, Montepulciano, Pecorino, Pinot, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo.

Folonari (Italy/Venezia)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||  (no website)

  • Bardolino, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pino Grigio, Pinot Noir, Shiraz Sicilia, Soave, Valpocella

Leonardo da Vinci (Italy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Rosato, Ser Piero, Trebbiano, Vincanto, Grappa, etc.

Miglianico (Italy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Riunite (Italy/Emilia Romagna)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Blush Bianco, Lambrusco, Lancellotta, Peach Chardonnay, Raspberry Cabernet, Rosato, White Lambrusco, etc.

Vecchia Cantina (Italy)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Brunello di Montacino, Chianti, Montepulciano, Novello IGT Toscana,Valdichiana Bianco Vergine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vin Santo di Chianti, Vino Spumante, White IGT Toscana


Fuzelo (Portugal)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||  (no website)

  • Vinho Verde

Las Lilas (Portugal)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Vinho Verde

Vercoope (Portugal)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Vinho Verde


La Bodega de Pinosa (Spain/Alicante)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Pontos, Torre del Reloj, Vergel, Vermador

Campellares (Spain/Rioja)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Crianza, Red (Tempranillo), Rosé (Tempranillo), White (Viura)

Campos Reales (Spain/La Mancha)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Tempranillo

Coto de Hoyas (Spain/Borja)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Campo de Borja D.O.C.

Crucillon (Spain/Borja)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Tinto Red Wine (Campo de Borja D.O.C.)

Don Mendo (Spain/Cariñena)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Red, White, Rose, Tinto Reserva, Tinto Gran Reserva

Don Ramón (Spain/Borja)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Campo de Borja D.O.C.

Las Rocas de San Alejandro (Spain/Calatayud)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Garnacha, Garnacha Viñas Viejas

Las Valles (Spain/Cariñena)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Macabeo - Chardonnay, Tempranillo - Garnacha - Syrah, Viura - Chardonnay

Monte Ducay (Spain/Cariñena)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Young Red, Young White, Young Rosé, Crianza, Tinto Pergamino, Gran Reserva

Sierra de Viento (Spain/Cariñena)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Garnacha Old Vine, Tempranillo

Tres Ojos (Spain/Calatayud)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Garnacha, Tempranillo

Vacceos (Spain/Rueda)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||  (no website)

  • Tempranillo, Verdejo-Viura

Vega Moregona (Spain/Cuenca)  || Agricultural Co-op  ||  (

  • Red: Cabernet, Crianza, Syrah, Tempranillo; White: Moscatel, Muscat White; Sparkling: Brut, Rose, Semiseco

Villalta (Spain/Cariñena)  ||  Agricultural Co-op  ||

  • Young Red, Young Rosé, Young White, Pergamino, 3/8 Red, 3/8 Rosé


Green River Ambrosia (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Mead (Honey Wine): Liquid Sunshine, Chamomile, Winter Warmer, Cyzer, Bourbon Cyzer, Bourbon-Barrel Buckwheat; Ginger Ale (Alcholic): Ginger Libation



FEDCO Co-op Seed Packers (ME)  ||  Worker/Consumer Co-op  ||

  • Gardening Supplies, Tools (Seeds, Bulbs, Plants & Trees)

Green Mountain Spinnery (VT)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Yarns, Knitting Patterns and Supplies



Collective Copies (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Copying, printing and bookbinding services

Data Systems, Inc. (VT)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Software design and development services

GAIA Host Collective (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Website, e-mail and discussion list hosting

Red Sun Press (MA)  ||  Worker Co-op  ||

  • Printing and copying services