we do the digging,
so you don’t have to.
You have enough on your plate without having to worry about whether your food is full of things that don’t belong there. We’ll take care of that for you. Shop confidently knowing your products take into account the well-being of our soils, pollinators, animals, farmers + food processors and you.
Your Co-op Buying Guidelines
We prioritize products that meet the following standards:
Our Buying Committee
What is a buying committee? Well, it’s where we come together to discuss our existing product selection and propose new items that might not check all our preferred boxes in a product. This process ensures we make thoughtful, intentional decisions about every item on our store shelves. The buying committee holds us accountable to one another – and to you – to ensure our product selection remains at the high quality standard you’ve come to know and expect.
What is a product that doesn’t check all our preferred boxes? Here’s a great example – zero proof spirits, mocktails, and other non-alcoholic beverages were highly-requested from our members. But, whenever we found some great options we always came up against potassium sorbate, a preservative, as an ingredient – which was on our list of ingredients to avoid when possible. We did a little digging and found out that potassium sorbate is safe as a preservative as long as it’s not combined with other ingredients like ferrous salts. As the products we were looking at bringing in didn’t contain ferrous salts, we voted and the products were approved to come in. This is the kind of nerdy food stuff we do so you don’t have to!
Our Buying Committee meets once a month and is made up of management from every department in the store.
Your Produce department is committed to bringing in only 100% organic product into the store. This takes the mystery out of what you’re putting into your bodies.
We do more than just put out packages – we butcher whole animals and make our own sausages, specialty cuts, marinades and fresh ground food for your pup. We even have our own smoker!
We source out only the highest quality and organic ingredients in our kitchen, ensuring an incredible assortment of delicious and healthy food options for you to choose from.