Co-op Board Members Make a Difference

Co-op Board Members Make a Difference

As a member of the Davis Food Co-op, have you ever stopped to consider the role that the board of directors plays in ensuring the success and sustainability of the organization? ​ The board serves as the governing body, responsible for setting the vision and direction...

A Brief History of our Grocery Co-op Neighbors

A Brief History of our Grocery Co-op Neighbors

October is Co-op Month and Cooperation Among Cooperatives is Cooperative Principle #6 (that sentence is a mouthful). The year 2022 is also the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the buying club that eventually became the Davis Food Co-op. Since we have already...

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Since 1880, Earth’s temperature has risen by 0.14° Fahrenheit per decade, increasing to more than twice that (0.32° F) per decade since 1981. Each of us sees and feels the effects of climate change nearly every day with BIPOC, low income, and migrant communities...

Staff Resources at the Co-op

Staff Resources at the Co-op

Cooperative Principle #5 is Education, Training, and Information. Meaning that the Davis Food Co-op is responsible for educating, training, and informing our owners, shoppers, and staff on related matters inside and outside the store. In today’s blog, we will be...

A Very Short History of BIPOC Cooperation in the US

A Very Short History of BIPOC Cooperation in the US

The cooperative business model offers communities a highly effective way to meet their needs for goods and services while prioritizing people over profit. And in 2021, you can find cooperatives in nearly all sectors of the U.S. economy. Increases in consolidation...

DFC Ends #4:  Staff who are valued, educated and motivated

DFC Ends #4:
Staff who are valued, educated and motivated

The Davis Food Co-op exists to serve as a community store and gathering place for current and future owners, so they have: A thriving cooperatively owned business,Access to healthful, local and high-quality food,A store that makes environmental sustainability a...

DFC Ends #1:  A thriving cooperatively owned business

DFC Ends #1:
A thriving cooperatively owned business

Building on top of the Cooperative Principles that all co-ops abide by, the Davis Food Co-op decided to create an Ends Statement which is a statement about the purpose of an organization, why it exists (rather than what it does) and how it does things. Ends statements...