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.


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. 


Fair Trade

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!

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

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...

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?  Written by Beer, Wine, and Spirits Specialist Sterling Carlton “Natural wine” has become a very broad term, you’ve likely heard it before. When the subject comes up, I’m often asked, “Isn’t all wine natural?” followed by, “…so it’s...

Bring on the Bugs

Bring on the Bugs

You know, in a good way! They’re called beneficial bugs, after all, because they’re a boon to your garden and the planet. Beneficial bugs fall into one or more of three categories pollinators: these bugaboos are an essential component in the reproduction...

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day

Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day! Learn Something New! Learn a new skill that helps limit your impact on the Environment.  Bike Repair – the Bike Campaign and Bike Garage are happy help!  Build a Compost Bin Learn to Mend and Hem Your Clothes with UC Davis Zero...

Container Gardening 101

Container Gardening 101

Good news! Davis is perfectly situated for a long and productive growing season. Even tiny apartment balcony gardens can be very productive with the right conditions. But container gardens aren’t just for folks with limited space. Here are the big beats when it comes...

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards

From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Another Monday, another scenic drive through meticulously contoured vineyards flanking either side of the Silverado Trail. Eventually making our way to Oak Knoll...

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

One of the largest impacts of the Pandemic over the last two years was towards food security, a topic you may have become more familiar with as demand for food bank services reached an all time high. As a co-op and part of the community, many of us inherently...

Why Buying Local is Sustainable

Why Buying Local is Sustainable

Why Buying Local is Sustainable Transportation Our Rainwater Navel Oranges travel about 35 minutes from farm to the Co-op. This travel time is essential when considering the carbon footprint of your food. The more miles food travels during transportation, the more...