Ends Policies

Our Ends Policies

A cooperative is not a Nonprofit business, but unlike conventionally-owned businesses our profits are a means to an end, rather than the end in itself.  The Brattleboro Food Co-op has seven Ends Policies, which the Board of Directors is responsible for monitoring, via monthly meetings with the General Manager, to ensure they are carried out.

The Brattleboro Food Co-op Ends Policies:

  1. Reasonably priced food and products with an emphasis on healthy, locally grown, organic, and fairly traded goods;
  2. A welcoming community marketplace;
  3. A workplace community where cooperative values are modeled;
  4. A regenerative business that has a net positive environmental impact;
  5. A sustainable local economy;
  6. Relevant information about food and related products, the environment, and the Cooperative Values and Principles;
  7. Reasonable access to participation in the cooperative.