Mission Statement

Cortes Natural Food Co-op provides high quality wholesome food at fair prices supporting environmental and economic sustainability. We support organic and local industries and goods that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Vision & Goals

  1. Foster individual and group empowerment
  2. Participate in shared decision-making process and goodwill
  3. Encourage community involvement and volunteering
  4. Create income opportunities
  5. Nurture meaningful social interaction
  6. Establish a forum for information and resource sharing
  7. Support Non-Genetically Modified foods
  8. Stock high quality products emphasizing local, organic, and sustainable wild crafted goods
  9. Use cooperative buying power to reduce cost to the consumer and the environment
  10. Lower transportation impact
  11. Minimize packaging
  12. Connect local producers, workers and consumers
  13. Expand market for local products and keep dollars local

Thanks to a great deal of community spirit and volunteer service, the Co-op was formally incorporated in 2004. Today, 600+ member families enjoy abundant, healthy, earth-friendly grocery foods and products, worker members enjoy a fair wage, and local farms and businesses are steadily growing to supply the store’s needs.