The Sioux Falls Food Co-op exists

so that there will be a vibrant community that:

  • Has access to sustainable, healthy and fairly traded goods and services
  • Champions the cooperative business model
  • Is better educated about food and social responsibility
  • Supports and strengthens the local economy
  • Enjoys a higher quality of life

The seven co-op principles

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training, and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community