We commit in our operations as a co-op

to being sustainable so that our

current and future members, as well

as our community as a whole, 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.

Green TEam

The Green Team is a collection of Co-op staff who are passionate about environmental sustainability and work to make changes in the store!

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.

April

Earth Day

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. 

May

Fair Trade

Your Co-op is proud to carry many fair trade products, from bananas to jewelry!

July

Plastic Free July

Join this international effort to minimize plastic use in July! Pledge on their website and learn more below.

September

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!

Organic Produce

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

Back to School Mental Health Tips

Back to School Mental Health Tips

Tips for Parents of Students Establish school day routines early in the year (meal times, homework time, bedtime, etc.). It may help to maintain these routines, like what time lunch is, on the weekends too. Practice any new routines with your student before the year...

In the Face of “Extreme Drought”

In the Face of “Extreme Drought”

In May my partner, Jonny, and I drove to Ashland, Oregon for a friend’s wedding. It was a hot May, with eight days above 90 degrees and we were grateful to escape to cooler Pacific Northwest temperatures. Dry creek beds broke up fields in shades from green to yellow...

August Gardening To Dos

August Gardening To Dos

Continue August is a productive time for our Northern California gardens. Keep harvesting ripe fruits and vegetables. Failure to harvest can hinder production.  For flower gardens: put on some Grateful Dead and deadhead your garden, which should be done on an on-going...

Plastic Free July Recap at the Co-op

Plastic Free July Recap at the Co-op

  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, at the Co-op: We reduced the number of plastic products carried at the Co-op by 1.3% in the month of July, compared to...

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month

What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month: Nicasio Valley Locarno Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Nestled in the beautiful Nicasio Valley of Marin County lies a sprawling pasture. Green and lush, the valley is full of life...

Food Scrap Crafts

Food Scrap Crafts

Food Scrap Crafts Difficult to say, fun to do. Most of these crafts utilize ingredients and materials you probably already have in your kitchen!  Homemade Citrus Garland Commonly associated with the holiday season, citrus garlands add natural beauty and color to your...

Why the Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity

Why the Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity

Why The Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity           By now, most of us have heard the term “zero waste”, which one of the simple ways to put it, means to send little to no items to landfill. Zero waste living is about consuming less, being more...

5 Plastic Free DIY Recipes

5 Plastic Free DIY Recipes

makeup remover -Glass Jar, with Sealable Lid -2 Cups Filtered Water -1-3 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil -1 Tbsp. Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel **Optional- 15 drops of essential oils (rose, lavender, & chamomile are great for sensitive skin) Add all ingredients to a mason jar, or any...

Plastic Free July at the Co-op

Plastic Free July at the Co-op

What is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. The movement has inspired 100+ million participants in 190 countries and our involvement in Plastic Free July is to help...