Cooperative Links

Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops
Linden Hills Co-op is part of a local association of a dozen food cooperatives—right here in the Twin Cities metro area. We work together on a variety of projects and programs, including a great bimonthly newsletter about food and health, The Mix. Go to the site to find out what’s happening at other local co-ops, browse our recipes from local natural food chefs, and read back issues of The Mix.

National Co-op Grocers’ Association
Our cooperative is also a member of this national association for food cooperatives—more than 120 stores working together to bring consumers fresh healthy food and vital information. Check out the information on how to start a food co-op, and browse the directory of member stores nationwide.

Cooperative Grocers’ Information Network
National information-sharing for co-op food stores; site includes information on how to start a food coop. Their Links page offers a wealth of information on food manufacturers, government agencies, and consumer information sites.

Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund
This cooperatively owned fund promotes economic equity and community stability by making loans to cooperatives and by providing corresponding support services to credit unions, housing co-ops, and food co-ops.

Cooperative Grocer magazine
Food co-ops have their very own trade magazine, and this is it. News and information about food co-ops; including a directory of US food cooperatives.

National Cooperative Business Association
NCBA represents US cooperatives in farming, health care, finance, energy, retail, and more. Its mission is to develop, advance and protect cooperative enterprise.

International Cooperative Alliance
Cooperatives are part of an international movement! The ICA site provides information about cooperatives around the world.

University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Co-op news and information, including an email news service.

Mesaba Co-op Park
This beautiful park near Hibbing, Minnesota was founded in 1929 by Finnish emigrants as a commonly-owned “festival and camping grounds,” at a time when Finns were often banned from public establishments and labeled as “Reds,” anarchists, or “Jackpine Savages.” Now open to the public and home to an annual Midsummer Festival and arts camp.