Cooperative Principle #7: Concern for the Community
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs supported by the members.
Doing our part
Whenever possible, Grange Co-op offers locally sourced products that support the communities we serve. As a cooperative, we believe in the power of supporting local, from the non-profit organization to the small business owner.
“Grange Co-op has been buying and selling locally since 1934, when the cooperative was first formed by 99 farmers in the Rogue Valley,” stated Barry Robino, Chief Executive Officer. “It takes us back to our roots and upholds the cooperative spirit to support local businesses and families.”
Not only does investing in our communities help strengthen and sustain our environment, but there are many added benefits to buying products from our region. Did you know that locally grown plants thrive in our region because they are already acclimated to our climate? When you purchase from Grange Co-op, you can be confident that you are supporting local, while ensuring that you get the quality products you want and need.
Below you will find just a few examples of the businesses in our communities that Grange Co-op partners with in order to provide local, quality products to Grange Co-op customers:
- Liberty Safe
- Fisher Farms
- Ashland Greenhouse
- Oregon Aquatics
- Goodwin Creek
- Log House
- Bear Mountain Forest
How to tell if a product was sourced locally
Look for the icons pictured below in our ads to find out which products were Made in the USA or Sourced Locally from vendors in our region.