What is Principle Six?

The Principle Six (P6) Cooperative Trade Movement exemplifies just and equitable trade relationships between farmers, producers, retailers and consumers rooted in cooperative principles and values. P6 is owned by and designed for grocery co-ops and cooperative food producers. P6 is the symbol of a growing consumer-supported food economy recognizing product grown or produced locally, or internationally, by small farmers/producers, and cooperatives.

P6 is a national movement guided by shared values and three overarching criteria: cooperative, small, local. The goal: increasing market access for small farmers, building co-operative supply chains and, ultimately, changing our food system.