New Roots Cooperative Farm – Lewiston, ME

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Industry: Farming Location: Lewiston, Maine Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance from: Cooperative Development Institute From the company https://newrootscooperativefarm.com/ https://newrootscooperativefarm.com/biography/ Kickstarter – Somali Bantu Food Truck for Maine! (2018) Learn more MaineBiz – New American, Native American business co-op efforts in Maine get USDA boost (2020) NPQ – Immigrants, Collaboration, and Co-ops […]

Rock Steady Farm and Flowers – Millerton, NY

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Location: Millerton, New York Industry: Farming Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2015 Assistance: The Working World From the company Rock Steady – Our Story Learn more USFWC – Co-op Hour: Worker Co-op Farms (vide0) (2019) Glynwood – Better Together (2019) City Limits – CSA Farmers Must Navigate Obstacles to Get Fresh Food to NYC’s Low-Income Tables […]

Letterbox Farm Collective – Hudson, NY

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Location: New York Industry: Farming Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned:  2014 From the company http://www.letterboxfarm.com/ Learn more Vassar – Letterbox Farm Collective (2018) Berkshire Grown – Creating the Cooperative Farm: a NOFA-NY Workshop (2015) Greenhorns – Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Working Together (2014) DAWI – An Introduction to Worker Cooperatives for Farmers and […]

Agua Gorda Cooperative – Long Prairie, MN

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Location: Long Prairie, Minnesota Industry: Farming Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2012 From the company Shared Ground – Agua Gorda Cooperative  Learn more Todd County Development Corporation – Agua Gorda Cooperative is the Recipient of Todd County’s Emerging Business Award (2019) Morrison County Record – Agua Gorda Cooperative owners named 2019 ‘Todd County […]

Fifth Season Cooperative – Viroqua, WI

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Location: Viroqua, Wisconsin Industry: Farming Number of employees: 5 Became cooperatively owned: 2010 From the company http://www.fifthseasoncoop.com/ Fifth Season – The History of the Fifth Season Cooperative Fifth Season –  Cooperative Bylaws Learn more Vernon Broadcaster – Fifth Season Co-op continues growth, success (2018) P2P Foundation – The Fifth Season Cooperative: Building Community Wealth and […]

Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm, QC

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Location: Quebec Industry: Farming Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2005 From the company https://www.fermetournesol.qc.ca/en/about/ Learn more CWCF – Tourne-Sol Reaps the Harvest of Co-operation (2020) Farmer to Farmer Podcast – Dan Brisebois on Farming in a Cooperative, Seed Production, and Crop Planning (2016) FADQ – La ferme Tourne-Sol ou le modèle coopératif en milieu […]

Diggers Mirth – Burlington, VT

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Industry: Farming Location: Burlington, Vermont Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 1992 From the company https://www.diggersmirth.com/ Learn more Intervale – Diggers Mirth Collective Farm Center for Agriculture and Food – Farmer Story: Diggers’ Mirth (2018) Civil Eats – The Co-op Farming Model Might Help Save America’s Small Farms (2018) Greenhorns – Cooperative Farming (2018) […]

Fedco Seeds – Clinton, ME

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Consumers own 60% of this cooperative and worker members own 40%. Industry: Farming Location: Clinton, Maine Number of employees: 60 Became employee owned: 1978 From the company https://www.fedcoseeds.com/ https://www.fedcoseeds.com/about_fedco.htm Fedco – Fedco Seeds – A 60%:40% Consumer/Worker Cooperative (2009) Learn more Lancaster Farming – Seed Company Founded During Maine’s ‘Back-to-the-Land Movement’ (2019) University of Maine […]