Our Mission

"Ellensburg Food Co-op" is a member-owned natural foods cooperative where anyone can buy, learn about and enjoy sustainably-sourced products all year long, including local, organic and other natural items; at its core, the cooperative is about building a healthy community and supporting local producers.

Our Values - what will guide our actions

We value

  1. locally-produced food and other products
  2. organic food
  3. providing education and outreach to our community
  4. ecological and social responsibility
  5. mindful consumption that promotes sustainability
  6. incubating and increasing demand for local providers and
  7. building connections between local consumers and producers

Our values are also embodied in the following principles of the International Cooperative Alliance:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Education, training, and information
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community

Our Commitments - how we will operate

We commit to:

  • Safeguarding our member-owners' trust by conducting our business in a financially sound manner
  • Responding to the needs of our member-owners and the broader community
  • Operating our business on a human scale by honoring the inherent value of the individual, listening to one another, and maintaining an open and friendly atmosphere
  • Conducting ourselves and our business with honesty and integrity
  • Providing a diverse selection of high-quality, healthful products, and serving as a resource for information