Who We Are

About Us

Who We Are

We are a local, independent grocery store with two locations in Bozeman, Montana.
 
We are passionate about good food. Here, you'll probably hear the words local, organic and fresh quite a bit. Do those words inspire you, too? Welcome! You'll probably find what you're looking for on our shelves. 

We offer local, organic produce and meat, deli prepared meals, artisan bread, organic non-GMO groceries, hard to find ingredients, natural supplements and body care and much more. We are proud of the made-from scratch meals our cooks prepare and the high quality, affordable products on our shelves. 

Food may take center stage, however, it's not our entire story.
Community is part of our name. It’s simple: we wouldn’t be here without it. In operation since 1979, we have deep roots in Bozeman and surrounding communities. While everyone is welcome to shop here, we are equally-owned by our member owners. As a democracy, our store stands for the many; not the few. Here, everyone joins together to build a business we can be proud of, where social justice and economic success coincide.

As a community-owned business, we strive to be a good neighbor. We are committed to practicing sustainable business operations as well as giving back to local organizations doing good things. Here, your grocery dollars are helping to build a stronger, healthier community.

Our Mission Statement

Provide food and goods, promote sustainable practices and follow co-op principles.

Cooperative Principles

1 Voluntary and Open Membership

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

2 Democratic Member Control

Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions.

3 Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative.

4 Autonomy and Independent

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.

5 Education, Training and Information

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees, and they inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation.

6 Cooperation among Co-operatives

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.

7 Concern for Community

While focusing on members’ needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.