What is our mission?
Prairie Food Co-op is a community-owned and democratically-operated grocery store dedicated to strengthening our local economy and creating a marketplace for transparently-labeled, local, organic, and sustainable food.
As a member-owned cooperative, we will make decisions to maximize service to our Owners and our community. Our vision is to be a place to shop as well as a gathering place for people and ideas.
We aim to implement the most environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of our operation and to join others in working toward positive environmental goals for our community. We will collaborate with other businesses and entities in our community and will put a special focus on sharing best practices on nutrition, wellness, and the benefits of moving toward a more plant-based diet.
Our success relies on the broad support of both our member-owners and the community.
What is a food co-op?
What is the vision for this food co-op?
Products: to focus on locally grown foods and offer a great selection of natural and organic products.
Environmental: to implement sustainable practices and to source from local producers whenever possible.
Community: to be a gathering place for people and ideas and to collaborate with community-based organizations.
Financial: to be financially strong by earning the broad support of our Owners and the community.
Why should I consider becoming an Owner?
How much does it cost to become an owner?
Owners make a one-time investment of $200. These funds will provide base capital and cover start-up costs.
If you are unable to pay the full cost of ownership now, pay as little as $25 and enter the Installment Plan, making monthly payments until the full $200 ownership fee is paid.