We believe in the positive impact of cooperation on our food system. During Co-op Month, join us or invite a friend to join a revolution—a truly locally grown, community-owned cooperative grocery store with a healthy food system at its core.
The Co-op is honored to host a special First Friday and October art show in collaboration with the Lummi community featuring photos from Jesintel—meaning to learn and grow together.
Read these two inspiring updates from MAC grant recipients: Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Community to Community Development’s Jardin de Tierra y Libertad. Learn how your shopping dollars directly help the Co-op support local farmworker communities.
Co-op kids can submit a question when they visit the play area in our stores, and we will forward their question to a local farmer to be answered. It’s all part of connecting kids to their food and where it comes from. See what kids have been asking!
Sharing the results from our sustainability tracking informs Co-op staff and shoppers on ways we can work even harder to improve our already strong environmental business practices.
Have you noticed some activity around the abandoned phone booth on the outside of our Downtown store along Forest Street? For several months now, a team of three dedicated artist-writer-activists have been putting a plan into action to create something beautiful from the former eyesore.
Increasing the stable supply of healthy local food for Whatcom County residents is a primary mission of the Co-op’s Farm Fund. In 2015, the Farm Fund created the Next Step Project to offer assistance to farmers scaling up to increase the amount of local food available to local markets.
On September 1, 2016, local farmworkers voted to unionize. Five hundred indigenous farmworkers formed an independent union, drafted a union contract, won an $850,000 lawsuit, and established a new Washington state labor law that guarantees both hourly and piece-rate farmworkers have the right to paid 10-minute rest breaks.
Voting in the annual Board election is one of your most immediate ways to have a voice in the store that you own. Election information was mailed to member-owners around March 1. If you didn’t get your election mailer, please ask at the service desk. Open this post for link to vote online. Election closes March 31.
After 16 successful years, we thought it was high time for a little touchup, so the Community Shopping Day program has been refreshed and renewed as the Community Food Co-op SEED program.