“I love the co-op for exactly the niche it fills in our life - a lovely, warm, community conscious place for many things that I cannot get reliably elsewhere.”
Started in a living room in 1972, the Davis Food Co-op has grown into a full-service grocery store owned by over 10,000 local households. We're open 364 days a year, 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.
(We close a bit early on July 4th, Thanksgiving, December 24 & 31, and January 1!)
What's a Co-op?
A co-op, or cooperative, is a business that is collectively owned and governed by its members. Because we are locally owned, the Davis Food Co-op is a grocery store that keeps the ethics and needs of its community at its heart, but we are allied with other co-ops across the country and globally to bring the greatest benefits to our members. The co-op showcases natural, organic and local foods, but strives to offer a full spectrum of groceries to serve our entire community. Everyone is welcome to shop at the co-op and anyone is able to become a member at any point.
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 priority; and, staff who are valued, educated and motivated.