Cooperative Market: Locally Focused
Durango Natural Foods Co-op is a member-owned cooperative market. Originally established because of an expressed need for local and organic food, the member-owners of Durango Natural Foods Co-op have always had equal say regarding where the organization’s money goes. Member-owned also signifies that every penny spent at Durango Natural Foods Co-op stays in the local economy: produce is sourced from local farmers to support the region’s agriculture industry, and any profits stay within the co-op rather than leaving the area. Durango Natural Foods Co-op’s main objective for establishing and maintaining a member-owned cooperative market is to create a regenerative economy for the local community, while maintaining the health of our planet and the people in our community while being able to provide the natural, local, and organic foods that the residents of La Plata county desire.