A food co-op is a full-service grocery store owned by you and your neighbors with a focus on fresh, wholesome food. Co-ops also serve as retail outlets for local and environmentally-friendly farms and businesses that are often too small to sell their food and products in big chain stores. By shopping at the co-op, you become part of a community that supports sustainable food production, healthy and delicious foods, and the growth of our local economy. Ownership is open to everyone living in California.

Cooperatives around the world are guided by these 7 Principles:

1. Voluntary and Open Membership
2. Democratic Member Control
3. Member Economic Participation
4. Autonomy and Independence
5. Education, Training, and Information
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
7. Concern for Community