Not only do our members benefit from the development of a co-op, but the community at large can reap the rewards of a locally owned and operated grocery store.
The Elk River Area Food Co-op is guided by a strong set of principles. Our vision is rooted in ethical business practices, building a cohesive community, increasing health education and awareness and obtaining fairly priced, high-quality foods.
Here is how it works
You become a member-owner of the co-op and shop for your healthy, sustainable products.
The co-op pays fair prices to the farmers.
Any profits at the end of the year are paid out to our members whom then can decide to take the money for themselves or reinvest in the co-op.
The community thrives.
During this process you help create jobs for neighborhood farmers, local merchants and the community members whom are staffed. Your money isn't shipped off to some private investor, it's recirculated in YOUR small town. Consequently you help build community connections and strengthen your local economy. The Elk River Area Food Co-op is a cooperative movement to bring the power back to the individual. What more could you ask for?