just food co-op product policy

Local Food

Local Food

At Just Food Co-op, we are buyers for our members. Our product policy is one tool that we use to help determine whether a product will be brought into the store. Our buyers work hard to ensure that we are working with local farmers and producers to help our local foodshed provide product to our community.

Just Food’s ENDS Statement is derived from our bylaws.  As stated in our bylaws, Just Food’s purpose is to operate a financially sound retail grocery to provide the Northfield area with natural and healthful foods and other household and personal items and services at the lowest possible cost, and to serve as a marketing distribution point for area food producers. We will provide a model of responsible business practices based on co-operative principles, giving consideration to the needs of all members.

Just Food Co-op nourishes a just, healthy and sustainable community.

-Just Food Global Ends Statement

Just Food Co-op commits to educated sourcing and selection of our products. We give preference to the following, ensuring fairness and affordability, while still ensuring we meet the growing needs of our community:

  • Organic
  • Locally grown and/or produced
  • Cooperatively owned
  • Sustainably produced
  • Fair trade certified