Fedco Catalogs Are In!

Just another cool Co-op member benefit: Save on our annual group order to Fedco!

The year was 1978. Sony introduced a crazy mobile contraption called the Walkman, Universal Pictures released a film called The Deer Hunter to great acclaim, and the Eagles recorded a groundbreaking album called Hotel California. (Tech-savvy fans could even listen to the album through their Walkmans!)

That same year, a small New England cooperative formed in Maine. It offered seeds particularly suited for cold climates. The co-op had 98 orders the first year, all of them from growers and gardeners in its home state.

Today Fedco serves all 50 states, filling more than 24,000 orders totaling more than $3 million annually. The Co-op partnered with Fedco early on. Together they now serve Co-op members throughout the Upper Valley every year.

One of many Co-op member benefits is a 25 percent discount on seeds and 20 percent discount on organic gardening supplies through our annual group order to Fedco.
Order deadline February 5!

Fedco sells vegetable, flower, and herb seeds selected for their ability to grow well in northern New England. Organic Growers Supply, a division of Fedco, offers gardening books, tools, cover crop seeds, compost starter, organic fertilizer, and more.

Because Fedco does not have an individual owner or beneficiary, profit is not its primary goal. Consumers own 60 percent of the cooperative and worker members 40 percent. Consumer and worker members share proportionately in the cooperative’s profits through our annual patronage dividends.

Take advantage of being a Co-op member and take part in this unique cooperative partnership! Catalogs and the Co-op’s special ordering information are in stores now.

Deadline for the group order is February 5. Please return the completed forms, with payment, to the Service Desk by 6 p.m.

Please note that the Co-op does not take orders for the Seedlings or Moose Tubers divisions of Fedco, nor can we accept late orders.

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Ken Davis

Ken Davis

Ken is a writer in the Co-op Outreach Department. Email him at kdavis@coopfoodstore.com.