Ends Policies

Ends policies are governance policies, reflecting shareholder values and formulated by the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Ends policies state the purposes of the Brattleboro Food Co-op: What we are trying to accomplish, for whom, at what cost.

The Brattleboro Food Co-op, an organization modeled on cooperative values and principles, exists to serve its shareholders’ collective needs for:

  1. An open, inclusive and welcoming marketplace
  2. Access to and education about goods and nutritious food that are ecologically sound and responsibly sourced
  3. An organization that contributes to a just and resilient local economy
  4. An enterprise that engages in sustainable and regenerative environmental practices