What ownership means
A co-op is a business model that allows a group of people to combine their resources to meet their common needs. Grocery co-ops are one such kind of co-op. They are the true pioneers of the natural and organic food industry and they’re deeply committed to providing delicious, high-quality healthy food, supporting local and sustainable agriculture, and strengthening their communities. Cooperatives, including grocery co-ops, are much more than brick-and-mortar stores – cooperatives are built on the idea that local owners, not far-away investors, gain the benefits of business success. Simply put, cooperation is for everyone.
Many co-ops start small with a focus on providing goods and services to their owners. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a owner at all – we welcome members and non-members alike to shop at our store.