The Elk River Area Food Co-Op is a cooperatively owned food store that will provide local, natural, and healthy food for Elk River and surrounding areas, as well as serve as a community gathering place, offering community education centered around food and community issues.
Our goal is to work closely with neighborhood farmers, hinging the connection between supplier and consumer.
The co-op is locally owned and operated, the money you spend is recirculated into your community. The co-op creates jobs not only for the suppliers but the employees we hire once our store opens.
The co-op brings like minded individuals together working toward a common theme; healthy, sustainable living. When you become a member, you are added to our growing community of conscious consumers.
We work hard to check labels, sourcing, and production techniques so you don't have to.
The co-op will be more than a grocery store, we are designing a meeting place where you can take classes and workshops in health education and sustainable living.
A cooperative business is owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. The co-op runs on a democratic standing of one share, one vote policy.
Currently the co-op is ran on a volunteer basis, solely for the betterment of our community. Our goal is to create healthy food systems in order to aid in a nourished, happy co-op community.
We value honesty and integrity, meaning we will hold our food and products to the highest standard. We will provide fair-trade, organic, and sustainable goods as often as possible.
We put people in front of profit, delivering our community with healthy, locally sourced goods at a fair price.