French Broad Food Co+Op

Open Daily: 8am to 8pm
(828)255-7650 | 

Open Daily 8am to 8pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

We are Community Owned Since 1975.

The French Broad Food Co-op is a grocery store that focuses more on people than profit. We do that by supporting local farmers & producers and being community owned.

Ownership means you get to have a voice in how the co-op functions, what kinds of products are carried, the policies that govern the business and who is elected to uphold those policies.  This is a no-sellout scenario.

Our produce department is 100% organic and we boast the bulkiest bulk department in the SE, possibly the nation.  We have a basics program that keeps staple items affordably priced, and a diverse staff both part time and full time. Learn more here.

Everyone can shop, anyone can join.  You should become an owner today, because nowhere else will your dollars have a greater impact in the local economy.

We are dedicated to serving our owners and the WNC community by providing high quality natural foods and personal care products through a mutually beneficial exchange.

We support consumption of healthful and organic foods, grown or produced locally with ecological and social responsibility.

  • We encourage informed choice and consumer empowerment, with and emphasis on education and customer assistance.
  • We are committed to use profits to strengthen and improve the Co-op community.
  • We pledge to maintain a pleasant environment that fosters goodwill, cooperation and participation.

Global Ends Policy

To be a transformative force in our community and in our work, and to serve as a model of a sustainable business alternative that nurtures social and economic well-bing in an environmentally sensitive manner.


To empower and inform our community with access to education and customer assistance.

Financial Health

To have a financially viable, transparent, ethical cooperative with equity growth, patronage refund, and community investment.

Staff Environment

To be a respectful, responsive, and safe work environment in which a fairly compensated management, bargaining unit, and worker owner team has a strong sense of ownership in the success of the co-op.


Within cooperative values, to have an ever-widening circle of community members with healthier and more environmentally restorative lives.


To maximize the availability of healthful and organic foods and non-food products grown, manufactured, or produced locally with ecological and social responsibility for the community.