Fresh local food is found at the Co-op Food Stores of Hanover, Lebanon and White River Junction. Since 1936, this consumer-owned business has established fair and equitable partnerships with local farmers and food producers. From its founding by 17 families during the Depression through to today, this co-op has grown by doing well in the communities it serves. Today, more than 30,000 people call the Co-op 'their own.' Adherence to Cooperative Principles such as support for consumer education, training and information sets cooperatives apart in today's business world. Shopping co-op delivers higher quality food for today and tomorrow.