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.
Democratic.
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.