We've been serving Ukiah since 1976, that's 44 years! Ukiah is where we're from and who we are. We're dedicated to fostering practices that will help our community flourish - which means carrying only the most environmentally responsible products we can find and investing in our community. Literally.
In 2020 we donated $16,000 from our 2019 profits to fund the Community Grants and Donations. We were able to support 15 local non-profits working in the fields of health, wellness, and education. Find the list of recipients here.
Beyond that, we're dedicated to cultivating a culture of people who appreciate farmers and real food. Together, we're doing our part to nourish the place we call home.
In addition to supporting our community in a variety of ways, Ukiah Natural Foods works to reduce waste, create living wage jobs, and embrace energy saving technologies and ideas. We know that in order for a place to grow and stay well, everyone must do their part. We try to lead by example and invite everyone in Ukiah to do the same!
LOCAL & NON-GMO
A healthy food system requires strong, local, small scale farms and ranches. Mendocino County boasts family operations that have been in business for generations, AND new farms supplying a variety of produce, dairy, and meat to the Co-op, farmers markets and local CSA.
Our 2020 Community Grants & Donations recipients can be found here. Application for 2021 grants will be available in late 2020. Check back later for the grant application.
The Co-op's commitment to a healthy community is reflected in our annual initiatives, including Give Back to Schools Week and Community Grants & Donations. Give Back to Schools Week takes place in September 2020.
Do you know of a local nonprofit that could benefit from our Change for Change program? Each month the Co-op's Espresso & Juice bar donates tips to a local non-profit. To be considered for the program, please complete this form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Customer Service Counter.