Full Circle Organic Growers Cooperative Records, 1986-2011

Scope and Content Note

The Full Circle Organic Growers Cooperative records are arranged in three series: ADMINISTRATIVE, CORRESPONDENCE, and FINANCIAL. While not comprehensive, the Full Circle records document a small producer cooperative over its years of operation. The by-laws, brochures, and newsletters provide the best narrative in the records about the cooperative, and the apprenticeship program and poultry collaborative are well represented. Over half of the collection consists of sales records, organized by year, of which 2003-2004 are under the Full Circle name. The sales records from 2008 to 2011 are for Earthen Path, the organic farm operated by Steven Schwen. Also of note is a folder of correspondence with state legislators regarding a proposed radioactive waste storage facility near the Prairie Island nuclear plant.