THE CO-OP MISSION

The Silverton Food Co-op’s mission is to be a community-owned grocery store that provides convenient access to a variety of locally raised or produced foods and other products and to foster a healthy and economically viable environment for our farmers and our community.

We are committed to acting cooperatively. We encourage each owner to contribute to and participate in all activities we undertake as a cooperative. We support other co-ops and cooperative efforts and educate our owners and our community about consumer issues and the cooperative movement.

The co-op will be owned by the community. Yes—YOU will be able to own the grocery store you shop at. And, not only can you own a share of the store, that share will give you an equal voice in the democratic process of the store.

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“Cooperatives empower their members and strengthen communities. They promote food security and enhance opportunities for small agricultural producers. They are better tuned to local needs and better positioned to serve as engines of local growth.”

~Ban Ki-moon

“Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship and self-employment, underpinned by the values of democracy, equality and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order.”

~Kofi Annan

“Cooperatives are the foundation of world peace. They are the love principle in action. Whether we like it or not, there is no other way but cooperatives”.

~Toyohiko Kagawa

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Help us reach our goal of having 150 owners by Labor Day!

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POP Club for Kids

Each week at the Silverton Farmer’s Market, kids get the opportunity to engage in the local food system by talking with with farmers, playing educational games, participating in demonstrations, and learning about new fruits and vegetables.

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Silverton Food Co-op will be a community-owned grocery store—that means if you join, you own it!

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