Welcome to Spiral Foods!
Your Co-op to offer local food, minimal packaging
Spiral Foods Cooperative is a grassroots market that showcases local food with minimal packaging. You can help create this innovative village-center designed to strengthen our food system through cooperative ownership. Become a Member Owner
Benefits of Locally Grown Foods
Locally grown food better for your health
Small farms are less aggressive than large factory farms about using chemicals on their plants. Even the non-organic small farms are less likely to have dangerous pesticides and herbicides.
Locally grown food tastes better
Farmers that sell directly to local consumers select and harvest crops based on when they are at their peak quality of freshness, nutrition, and taste. In contrast, many large corporations give priority to packing, shipping, and shelf life.
Eating locally helps farmers
On average farmers only receive 20 cents of each food dollar spent because of the cost of transportation, processing, packaging, and marketing. When you buy locally, the farmer receives the direct profit of the money spent.
Eating locally grown foods improves local economy
Co-ops return on average 70 percent of every dollar back into the community (as opposed to the 20 percent average returned by corporate-owned grocery stores). Every $1 spent in a co-op results in about $4 spent in our community. Local ownership and community participation increase our solidarity and food security.
Locally grown food ensure long-term food security
Small farms are more likely to grow a wide variety of crops.Variation protects biodiversity and preserves a larger agricultural gene pool, which is important for ensuring long-term food security.
Locally grown food improves global environment
Buying local foods eliminates the carbon footprint left behind when food is transported great distances.On average, most food travels over 1,500 miles before it reaches our plates. Plus, packaging is heavier to protect contents traveling great distances. And, preservatives may be applied to maintain freshness. All of these things have a negative impact on our global environment.
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We have a location
We have the keys to our warehouse in North Sebastopol, and the wheels are in motion for us to open our own store! Think community scale buying club that operates like a grocery store. No need for pre-orders (unless you would like), just come in and shop for local produce, meats and dairy, tons of bulk dry goods and natural household products. And all this from a store you own!
Thank you for being an important part of our amazing co-op!