Address: 43 Lyme Road, Hanover NH 03755 / (603) 643-2725
About Us / Hanover Co-op Market (Hanover Market) History: One of many consumer cooperatives started during the years of the GreatDepression, the Hanover Consumer Co-op is now among the oldest in theUnited States. In January of 1936, 17 Hanover and Norwich residents formedthe Hanover Consumer’s Club. Initially, members of the fledgling co-oppooled orders for potatoes, oranges, and maple syrup and arranged fordiscounts of gasoline and fuel oil with local suppliers. A year later,co-op members incorporated as the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society andopened a small retail store in a basement on Hanover’s Main Street. Bymid-2000, membership in the Co-op stood at 20,000 households representingover 30,000 individual members. Now the Hanover Consumer CooperativeSociety operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food Market, andCo-op Service Center. These businesses are operated for the benefit of ourmembers and community. During more than 60 years of operation, the productsand services offered by the co-op have changed in response to the changingneeds of our members. Both Co-op Food Stores offer an extraordinaryselection of products including natural and organic produce and meats, acomplete selection of brand-name and store label groceries, natural healthand body care, wines and cheeses, and a wide variety of local products. Ournew Co-op Market is under construction. It will be an environmentallyfriendly building and feature a much broader product line. Plans call for areal produce section, a deli, and expanded frozen food, meat, and preparedfoods sections. There will be seating for patrons, as well.