About the Oshkosh Food Co-op
We are Northeast Wisconsin's First Food Co-op
Oshkosh Food Co-op is a member-owned, full-service grocery store in Oshkosh’s central city. Our mission is to provide a thriving, member-owned, full-service grocery store in the heart of the city.
Strengthen local economies, promote health, and build communities.
Community: We are rooted in our community; owned by our community; and we reinvest in our community.
Sustainability: We consider the impact of our decisions on today and tomorrow.
Accountability: We are accountable to each other, our producers, and our cooperative community.
Courage: We commit to creating, producing, and living boldly.
What is a food co-op?
A co-op is a cooperative, member-owned business. A food co-op offers many products like any other grocery store, and is owned by the people who purchase member shares. Both members and non-members can shop at the Co-op. Because the Co-op is owned by the people who share your interests and values, the Co-op can source food locally and emphasize natural and organic food.
7 Cooperative Principles
Like all cooperatives, the Oshkosh Food Co-op will operate using seven internationally recognized principles to guide them. These are:
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control
- Member economic participation
- Autonomy and independence
- Education, training and information
- Cooperation among cooperatives
- Concern for community
By adhering to these principles, we stay connected to our member-owners, to our community, and to the global cooperative movement.