ABOUT
US

We have dreams to grow together; to change the way people connect to their food, and provide the community with a place to make it happen.

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Our Team at Just Local Food!

What is
a Co-op?

A cooperative is a business that provides products and services just like any other business. What makes a cooperative different is what goes on behind the scenes. Co-ops exist to serve their owners (or members). So, in addition to getting the products and services that you need, you also have a say in the decisions the business makes.

Because Just Local Food Cooperative is owned by the community and not by an individual, we can focus on our customers rather than on the profit we make from them. This democratic approach to business creates a powerful economic benefit to the owners and community.

The overall goal of the cooperative movement is to create organizations that serve the needs of the people who use them. Cooperative businesses provide goods and services in a way that keeps community resources in the community. Just Local Food is proud to be a member of a larger cooperative, National Co-op Grocers. Membership in this large purchasing cooperative ensures the movement has a strong, unified voice and is able to successfully advocate for a variety of issues affecting farmers, consumers, and sound food policy.

COOPERATIVE
PRINCIPLES

Just Local Food is committed to the 7 Cooperative Principles that guide co-ops around the world. The International Cooperative Alliance developed these principles based upon one hundred years of co-op history. For more information about Cooperative Identity and Principles, visit The International Cooperative Alliance.