The Franklin Community Co-op, and its two store locations, occupies land that belongs to the Nipmuc, Pocumtuc, and Wabanaki Confederacy people. As we work to fully embody cooperative values, both Care for Community and Care for the Environment are present in our efforts to support, uplift, and promote Indigenous land stewardship, cultural conservation, and education in our region. We invite you to learn more about whose land you are on here: https://native-land.ca/, and, to learn more about the #landback movement and how you can participate in and support land activism and Indigenous communities here: https://landback.org/.
Regionally, the NEFOC (Northeast Farmers of Color) Land Trust is engaged in this reparative work, and you can learn more, and lend them your support, at https://nefoclandtrust.org/ .
It’s a new year, and, we’ve got great new ways to help you Green Your Routine at the Co-op! We’ve committed to eliminating all plastic water bottles smaller than 1.5 liters in our stores (you can get a great reusable aluminum bottle of water from Proud Source for under 3 bucks!), and have a whole host of other options for eliminating packaging and waste from your routine—from metal straws to beeswax wraps. Look for special bird signs on our shelves highlighting these items!
Another great way to go green is to go co-op! Shopping locally shrinks your carbon footprint–and we support over 200 different local suppliers, farmers, and producers. You can become a member for just $3 a month, and immediately take advantage of the 10% quarterly member discount coupon, to help you save a little green while greening your pantry. Sign up today!
There’s snow on the ground but we’re dreaming of Spring! Things to look forward to this month:
the Spring New Beet, arriving soon!
an upcoming celebration of our favorite root veggies
those special Irish cheeses arriving in honor of St. Patrick’s Day
daffodils and tulips at both of our stores right now, because we can’t wait for flowers!
This Thanksgiving, Gratitude Comes in Bulk! And in
thoughtfully prepared, locally-sourced side dishes
beautiful all-butter crust pies
perfect pantry staples
bountiful bushels of produce
luscious local cheeses
and, in owning a grocery store with your friends!
Our holiday catering offerings and ordering information are also RIGHT HERE in this handy menu.
Our regular catering menu is also HERE.
It’s time for another member/shopper satisfaction survey! We’ll be surveying members starting on October 16th, via an emailed link, so, please sign up for our E-News list if you’re a member (right here) and keep an eye on your inbox! (A laptop will be made available at 170 Main Street during the survey period for members not on our email list who wish to take the survey as well, during regular business hours that week. Following the initial members-only portion of the survey, the survey will be made open to the general shopping public via an online link.)