We value the integrity of our natural environment, striving to minimize our destructive impact and to maximize restoration where damage has already occurred. We strive to source bio-regional foods, to minimize packaging, to use ecologically benign transportation, and to recycle or compost whenever possible.
As a co-operative, we value cooperation over competition, people’s well being over profit. We strive to contribute to the redefinition of wealth, by promoting an ethic of “enough” and a caring economy. We strive for self-management and working collaboratively, to ensure the sustainability of the co-op.
We value the active participation of the broader community and aim for a culturally and economically diverse membership. We value all people involved in the co-op.
We recognize the importance of education, especially on issues of food sustainability, health and community activism. We seek to promote community health.
We seek a membership policy free of barriers. We respect all our members and customers, appreciating our diversity and giving equal value to all contributions.
We recognize access to food as a basic human right, seeking to promote the ability of all to participate in a meaningful exchange to satisfy their needs. We strive to maintain accessibility to healthy food within our communities.