Adopt - A - Squash

Our Nevada farmers had an incredibly bountiful winter squash season!

We have over 80,000 lbs of mixed variety squash to move.

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Great Basin Food Co Op

Congratulations You've adopted your own box of squash!

Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree.

Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
Great Basin Food Co Op
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Our purpose is to promote our local food system and to serve as a sustainable cooperative model for access to wholesome food.


The 7 Cooperative principles

These seven cooperative principles were established by the first successful co-op in Rochdale, England in the 1840s. They were later amended by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1996. All true cooperatives use these guidelines to put their values into practice.


Voluntary & Open Membership

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.


Democratic Member Control

Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.


Member Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. They usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.


Autonomy & Independence

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.


Education, training, & information

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public — particularly young people and opinion leaders — about the nature and benefits of cooperation.


Cooperation among Co-operatives

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.


Concern for Community

While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.

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