The History of Worker Cooperatives

The History of Worker Cooperatives

Worker Cooperatives Even though there is no universally accepted definition of a Workers’ Cooperative, they can be considered to be businesses that make a product or offer a service to sell for profit where the workers are members or worker-owners. Worker-owners...

Co-ops Keep Democracy Alive

Co-ops Keep Democracy Alive

Our society should work for everyone This should not be as lofty of a goal as it is made out to be. And yet, this simple idea must work through a web of institutional failures that we are tasked with undoing and fixing in order to become a reality. This work requires,...

Co-op Board Members Make a Difference

Co-op Board Members Make a Difference

As a member of the Davis Food Co-op, have you ever stopped to consider the role that the board of directors plays in ensuring the success and sustainability of the organization? ​ The board serves as the governing body, responsible for setting the vision and direction...

A Brief History of our Grocery Co-op Neighbors

A Brief History of our Grocery Co-op Neighbors

October is Co-op Month and Cooperation Among Cooperatives is Cooperative Principle #6 (that sentence is a mouthful). The year 2022 is also the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the buying club that eventually became the Davis Food Co-op. Since we have already...

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Since 1880, Earth’s temperature has risen by 0.14° Fahrenheit per decade, increasing to more than twice that (0.32° F) per decade since 1981. Each of us sees and feels the effects of climate change nearly every day with BIPOC, low income, and migrant communities...

Staff Resources at the Co-op

Staff Resources at the Co-op

Cooperative Principle #5 is Education, Training, and Information. Meaning that the Davis Food Co-op is responsible for educating, training, and informing our owners, shoppers, and staff on related matters inside and outside the store. In today’s blog, we will be...