What is a co-op?
(co-op): an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
People’s Food Co-op’s Mission Statement:
The mission of the People's Food Co-op is to build community, grow a loyal and thriving membership and be the best fresh food market in the country.
Our community is a vibrant, exemplary model of healthy, sustainable, and cooperative living.