To provide natural foods and products to the Pocatello and surrounding community in a manner that is locally and cooperatively owned and controlled, and to provide a hub for community involvement.
Provide natural, organic, fair trade, and sustainable foods and products.
Bring together local producers and consumers,
Provide education, through various formats, about healthy choices for personal and ecological health,
Educate about cooperatives and provide support for other cooperatives,
Support community projects and businesses that improve the personal and ecological health of the community.
A group of dedicated volunteers have been working on this food cooperative since fall, 2005. By August 2007 the Pocatello Co-op became a reality. The Pocatello Co-op sells local, organic, bulk, ethnic and other natural goods and health care products. The Pocatello Co-op is building its foundation based on collective planning and decision making, community education, and collaborative implementation of a natural food market, conceived in the spirit of earth friendliness.
What is a Food Co-op?
A co-op is a group of independent persons united together voluntarily to meet common economic, social, and cultural needs through a jointly owned, democratically controlled enterprise. Co-ops are based on the value of self-help, responsibility, democracy, equality and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in being ethical, and open. Ultimate goals include social consciousness and genuine compassion for others.
In addition, our food co-op has the desire to adhere to the Seven Co-op Principles.
Benefits of a Co-op
Supports local growers
Striving for higher quality
Lower prices on special orders
Food Stamps and EBT accepted