-Founder Mercedes Zel-Pappas started the co-op on the basis that "help for the needy" is rarely "healthy."
-The public can find fresh, organic and even local produce, eggs and goods for 25-90% off retail
-Children decorate the egg cartons as encouragement to bring them back at refill time
-The co-op supports sustainable and fair trade practices, as well as local farmers, of course
-No memberships required
Oh, and just in case you were wondering what a co-op is:
"Most food co-ops take a socially responsible approach to the food and products that they sell, offering local and/or organic options where possible alongside cost-effective alternatives. Cost-effectiveness is a key attribute of all food co-ops; using a co-operative work principle allows organizations to offer goods at substantially below the prices of all normal grocery stores."
|One of the many local farms possibly available at Utah Co Op.|
And right on, Utah Co Op. Just like how I feel about everyone having access to yoga, why shouldn't everyone have access to healthy, organic food, too?