French Broad Food Co+Op

The Bulk Basics

The Bulk Basics

French Broad Food Co-op boasts the largest selection of bulk herbs in the Southeast! We’ve got just about every bulk herb, tea, and spice that you could imagine. In addition to the herbs and spices, we have all fair trade coffees, grains, nuts and flours (including rice and flours for those who are on gluten-free diets).

Buying in bulk is one of the most economical ways to shop natural foods! It’s also one of the most Earth-friendly. You save money by not paying for packaging and that’s less cardboard and paper products used in the process. 

We welcome you to bring your own containers:

Just weigh the empty container on the scale in the bulk room and write down the weight before you fill it up.

One benefit of Co-op Ownership is special Owner sales, and the next one features our amazing bulk department! This January 22nd Owners save 10% on bulk foods, liquids, and herbs all day long.

If you aren’t an Owner yet, joining the co-op involves completing an application and making a payment toward the $250 equity share. This payment can be made in yearly installments of only $25 over ten years. Get for more information here.


Owner Specials

Check out these special deals just for co-op owners.

Co-op deals are for everyone! Have a look at the bi-weekly co-op deals flyer.

Co-op Basics are for everyone! Stretch your grocery dollar with over 100  basic staples!

Discover more ways to save at the co-op and get the scoop on our sale policies.

Owner Specials

Everyone saves:

  • Coop Deals*
  • Coop Basics*
  • Quarterly Community Appreciation Days, 10% off your entire purchase*
  • Special Order in Case Quantity or Bulk, save 10% off
  • Health & Body Care Line Drives
  • Wine half cases (6) 5%, Wine Cases (12) 10%

Owner Only Savings:

all of the above, plus…
  • 5% off your purchase when you join or renew*
  • 5% off on the 5th of every month*
  • 20% off special orders in bulk or case quantity*
  • Everyday Owner Pricing on select items in all departments*
  • 10% off All Local items in Health & Body Care.*
  • Use your Go Local Card before 12noon or after 6pm for $5 off $75*
  • Look for the monthly orange Owner Deals tags for special savings.*
  • Quarterly 10% off days in sub-departments*
  • Rent the Movement & Learning center for $15/hr before 5pm, $25/hr after 5pm.*

* Savings at your coop: We do not combine discounts (i.e., in store coupons, discount days). We will use the greater discount. Discounts do not apply to ownership payments, gift cards, or MLC payments.