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