A shopper fills a jar with chocolate covered almonds in the Cordata bulk department.

Five Products to Buy in Bulk Instead


Earth Day is just around the corner. While we love Earth Day at the Co-op, the Earth deserves to be celebrated all year! Shopping bulk is one way you can reduce your packaging waste and support our planet, year-round.  

If you’re using the following products or similar ones, consider switching to the same product in our bulk section. These five are bestsellers among Co-op shoppers. 

Café Carmelita

Tony’s Coffee

Smooth and delicious, this locally roasted coffee is a timeless blend of cocoa and caramel.  It also is certified organic, Fair Trade Certified, bird friendly, and shade grown. Skip the disposable bag and use a jar or canister for your coffee beans instead. 

White Jasmine Rice

Lundberg Family Farms

Lundberg Family Farms uses regenerative, organic practices to reduce the environmental footprint of high-demand crops such as rice. Their jasmine rice is fluffy with a mild, floral taste. It’s the perfect staple, pairing well with dishes from around the world.  

Fruit & Nut Granola

Erin Baker’s

Loaded with walnuts, almonds, cranberries, raisins, and toasted coconut, this local granola is full of flavor. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified and plant based. Eat it by the handful, over yogurt, or with your favorite milk for an easy, low-waste breakfast.  

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

napa valley naturals

Did you know olive oil is best stored in glass? This prevents a change in taste or smell due to oxidation. Shop organic olive oil in the bulk section with a glass jar, or even refill a previous bottle of oil. This cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is a staple in many households.  

Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo & Conditioner


Reduce packaging waste in your body care products, too! At the Co-op, we carry an array of body care products in bulk. The Tea Tree Triple Threat line is a favorite among customers. It’s color-safe, vegan, and conditions while it clarifies your hair.  

Already shopping in the bulk aisle? Co-op members receive a one-time use 25% off coupon on all bulk items through April 23, 2024. Sign up to be a member and save at https://communityfood.coop/membership/

Providing a diverse assortment of bulk products is just one way Community Food Co-op commits to reducing waste. Learn more about the Co-op’s commitment to sustainability.