The Co-op Difference
Democratically Operated, Community Owned
Co-ops do business differently. More than a grocery store, we have a passion for local foods, sustainable agriculture, and community investment. The Co-op difference is positive impact we make everyday by being:
|Owned by the Community.
Since 1997, more than 5,000+ families in Snohomish County have joined together in member-ownership to own the Co-op.
The Co-op is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected new each year by our member-owners.
|Not For Profit.
Any profits we make are used to support the community through donations and sponsorship, or to complete store improvements.
|Particular About Products.
Every product on the shelves has met our high standards for quality, locality, and sustainability.
Learn more about the benefits of owning the Co-op.
The Co-op Mission
Our mission is to operate a regionally-based, community-supported foods cooperative that will:
✔ Feature wholesome, bulk and organic foods
✔ Encourage its members to contribute and participate in its growth
✔ Be supportive of local growers and producers
✔ Be a resource for the community for education toward a healthy lifestyle
✔ Welcome diversity in its membership
✔ Operate as eco-friendly as possible
Click here to see the Mission Statement in its entirety.
As a Co-op, we operate under a set of principals that put our values into practice. Learn more about the Co-op principals here.