Food cooperatives all around the world aim to provide access to fresh, healthy, and sustainable food while promoting social and environmental responsibility. Food co-ops, including the Davis Food Co-op, often prioritize sustainable practices in various ways: Local...
We commit in our Ends as a co-op
to being sustainable so that
our community can
benefit from an improved and
more sustainable food system.
Sustainability in the Co-op
Sustainability is at the core of our identity as a co-op. We strive to make the right decisions for our environment as a business, and we try to help our shoppers make environmentally-conscious choices as well.
Healthful and Sustainable products
We aim to stock our shelves with products that are good for our shoppers and our earth.
Building a better community
We support our local food system by sourcing from nearby producers whenever possible. In order to strengthen our community we partner with local businesses and nonprofits to provide aid to worthy causes.
Earth Day at the Co-op is a time for celebration! Keep an Eye on our Social Media during April to see what fun things we have planned.
Your Co-op is proud to carry many fair trade products, from bananas to jewelry!
Plastic Free July
Join this international effort to minimize plastic use in July! Pledge on their website and learn more below.
Palm Done Right
Each year, September is dedicated to Palm Done Right. In 2020, we got 1st place in their retailer competition, with a video produced in-house!
Some of our favorites!
What makes a product Organic and why we focus on these products
Store Produce Correctly to Minimize Waste
All produce in unique. Read our Produce Storage Guide to ensure your veggies live the longest life in your fridge!
DIY Home Composting
Turn your veggie scraps into food for your garden. Read our blog and watch our video to learn how!
Sustainability Blog Posts
October is Seafood Month! Seafood is a whole category of animal protein with diverse flavors, textures, and preparation methods in addition to offering serious nutritive content. Even if you love seafood, you may worry it’s too expensive to incorporate weekly or too...
The current 2018 Farm Bill is expiring on September 30th and members of Congress in the House and Senate are continuing to develop their drafts for its renewal as the government works to avoid a shutdown. The Farm Bill sets policy for agriculture, forest health, food...
An Ode to Bees on National Honey bee Day Close to 3/4 of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators, and a big chunk of that is the humble honey bee. It’s difficult to fully grasp the vast and delicate balance that our ecosystem rests upon and the...
Support Relief Efforts in Maui Like many around the world, we have been devastated by the loss of life and land caused by a recent wildfire in Maui. When these tragedies occur, it is natural to want to lend support to relief efforts that are helping victims. However,...
With the end of Plastic Free July, we wanted to give a quick recap of how it impacted the Davis Food Co-op As you can see in the charts below: We reduced the number of plastic products carried at the Co-op by 2.2% in the month of July, compared to the month of June....
Each year, the Co-op donates $0.10 for every pound of apples sold over the course of a year through our “Apple-a-Day” program. With 61,959 lbs of apples sold from July 2022 – June 2023, we were left with $6,196 to donate to a local organization. For this year’s...
In conversations about environmental sustainability, it’s common for plastic to play the part as a universal villain. Indeed, the harmful environmental impacts of plastic pollution are well-documented and significant. And while we spend the month of July...
The Davis Food Co-op is more than a grocery store, it is a collective of people who have the power to shape local, national, and global food systems. Right now in the United States, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the journey to redefine our food system. The...