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About Us

 

Our Vision

Cultivate Community Food Co-op is a place in our community that we can trust will feed our bodies with healthy regenerative foods; our minds with information and education; and our souls with connection and a place to gather with others.

Our Mission

Cultivate Community Food Co-op will be Solano County’s first community-owned, natural grocery store. We will be a one-stop, brick and mortar grocer dedicated to providing high-quality, locally-sourced, culturally-relevant, ethically-produced and affordable products. Offering health and wellness education, we aim to empower our community and provide a public meeting space to engage with others. We are committed to creating and maintaining a more sustainable economy with a just and equitable future for our farmers, artisans and customers by decreasing the physical and social distance between producers and consumers.

Our Values

  • Community and caring for each other’s education
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for our environment

Our Collective Goals

  • To support local producers and sustainable agriculture
  • To provide health-enhancing foods
  • To keep prices as low as possible
  • To create a sustainable business based on member ownership and democratic decision-making
  • To be fair and supportive to our employees
  • To be sensitive to the working and living conditions of those who make what we sell
  • To be a community resource that helps the people of Benicia and Vallejo lead healthier lives
  • To be a place in the community where people can come to gather and create community
  • To be good stewards of the environment through conscientious, sustainable use of resources
  • To reach out to low-income members of the community
  • To welcome all

The 7 Cooperative Principles

  1. Voluntary and open membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for our community