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.

Vision

Strengthen local economies, promote health, and build communities.

Values

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:

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community

By adhering to these principles, we stay connected to our member-owners, to our community, and to the global cooperative movement.

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