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Monadnock Food wins startup award

Among hundreds of startup co-ops across the country, the Monadnock Food Co-op received the Startup Co-op of the Year Award from the Food Co-op Initiative. This award recognizes excellence in leadership, strength of community support and success in opening a retail food cooperative.

“Monadnock Food Co-op is a role model for how an organized community can work together to meet their own needs, create a cooperative business, a community asset and inspiration for others,” said Stuart Reid, the Food Co-op Initiative’s executive director.

“Although our work has just begun — building a local, sustainable food system — we are thrilled to receive this award recognizing all the amazing efforts that went into starting our project,” said Michael Faber, general manager of Monadnock Food.

The Food Co-op Initiative Program is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to enabling a faster and more efficient start-up process to develop new retail grocery co-ops. See www.foodcoopinitiative.coop for more information.

The Monadnock Food Co-op is a cooperatively owned food store that provides a diverse selection of local, organic and natural foods to the Monadnock region. The co-op is located at 34 Cypress St.; see www.monadnockfood.coop for more information.

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