A Big Thank you to Our Latest Group of 2018 Co-op Festival Exhibitors!


NCBA CLUSA is excited to announce and thank our latest group of partners who will exhibit at the 2018 Co-op Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 6 and 7: Common Market Co-op, Pachamama Coffee and Riceland.

We’re thrilled to welcome Riceland Foods, Inc. as a first-time partner this year. Founded in 1921 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Riceland and is a farmer-owned agricultural marketing cooperative and the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice. Generations of Riceland farmers have planted, cultivated and harvested rice sold under the trusted Riceland label. Its current 6,000 farmer members in Arkansas and Missouri are continuing that tradition.

Riceland is joining us as a premier partner at this year’s Co-op Festival.

Get to know our other exhibitors:

  • Common Market Co-op Serving natural foods to the Frederick, MD community since 1974, Common Market’s current Buckeystown Pike location houses a cafĂ©, coffee bar and community room. Owned by 4,700 consumer-owners, Common Market stocks a fresh, high-quality range of fairly priced products that promote health and wellness, sustainability and grow the local economy.
  • Pachamama Coffee Cooperative Pachamama Coffee is a unique cooperative that is 100 percent owned and governed by more than 140,000 small-scale farmers in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. By pooling farmers’ resources, Pachamama is able to provide stable pricing and services that create livelihoods for family farmers around the world. Pachamama’s certified organic coffee is available online, at select retailers and at its locations in Sacramento, CA.

We appreciate this new group of partners and we’re looking forward to welcoming you and your co-op to our lineup, too! As a festival partner or exhibitor, you have access to dozens of opportunities to amplify consumer messaging and audience engagement. Whether you’re a hardware store or a food co-op, a cheese brand or a bank, we’ll work with you to maximize your brand’s visibility and help tell a compelling story about cooperative impact.

Learn about all of our engagement levels in the 2018 Exhibitor Kit and be sure to fill out our exhibitor interest form at www.coopfestival.coom/exhibit. You can also sign up to volunteer or plan your visit at our festival website.

Missed the inaugural Co-op Festival? Watch the video or check out this photo album featuring some of our favorite moments!

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