OWNED BY OUR MEMBERS
Like the thousands of other cooperatives around the world, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op is owned by its members. Owners help govern the Co-op by electing the board of directors and offering vital feedback to store faculty. While anyone can shop at the Co-op, owners invest financially and ideologically in the organization while enjoying special benefits.
ANYONE CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CO-OP!
One feature making co-ops unique is how they use their profits. Each year a portion of Ukiah Natural Foods' profits go back to the community in the form of patronage dividends to our member-owners and the Community Grants & Donations program. We invest in the community that supports us!
We join together for a common purpose: to sell trusted food and goods for the health of our community.
We envision a thriving, healthy community in which we are a vital link in the local food system.
Integrity: We are committed to ethical, sustainable, and humane practices for the enrichment of our greater community.
Quality: We provide and promote organically grown, sustainably produces healthy food, goods, and services that are locally and regionally sourced.
Customer Service: We reach beyond basic customer service needs to deliver friendly and responsive service in an inviting environment.
Community: We promote education, services, and collaborative ventures and networks for the health and wellness of our members, staff, and community.
Leadership: We cultivate and develop our staff and board through leadership principles and practices that create and sustain a healthy organization.
Prosperity: We are a financially viable, well-managed organization that returns fair value to its members, staff, and community to accomplish our vision.
OUR CORE VALUES