Local is Important to the Co-op

In 2014 we sold $929,000 in local goods, that number is up 21% from 2013!

Our staff works to build long lasting relationships with our farmers and producers. For instance, our Produce Manager works with dozens of growers every year to plan what they will grow for the Co-op. This kind of cooperation means you get a wider array of fruits and vegetables to choose from and our farmers know they have grown something the Co-op will buy. 
 
Neighborhood Co-op is committed to not only selling local, but buying it at a fair price, which means the farmers have more financial security. When you buy Local goods,  you can feel good and like you are making a differnce in your community.

 

Meet Some of Our Growers and Producers

Of course we would love to be able to list all of local/regional suppliers and growers, but with over 400 products on any given day in the store that would be a long list, so here are just a few that we buy from regularly.
 

Farms & Orchards

All Seasons Farm (certified USDA Organic - pictured right)  All Seasons Farm
Between The Rivers Apiary (honey from local flowers)
Country Sprout Organics (certified USDA Organic - fruits and vegetables)
Earth's Best Popcorn
Flora Bay Farm (Herbs, Flowers, Vegetables)
Kilgus Farmstead (dairy products)
Rendleman Orchards (apples, peaches and nectarines)
SIUC Farm to Fork
Union Springs Farm (sprouts, lettuce and herbs)
Voss Pecans
Windy Hill Hops Farm

 

Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Eggs

Big Muddy Hogs & Poultry (free range eggs)
Mulkeytown Fresh Farm (free range eggs)
Family Friendly Farm (free range eggs)
Lick Creek Beef  (pictured right)  
Bison Bluff Ranch (bison)
Heartland Longhorn (beef and pork)
 

Value-Added Producers

Devil's Breath Chile Company (pickles, jerky, hot sauces)
Happy Solez (clothing and smallwares)
Renneck Ranch (salsa)
 

Wellness Products

Dayempur Herbals (herbal remedies)

Maryanne's Organics (raw, beegan and natural body care products)

 

To Learn More
about our local food system and eating local foods, check out these websites: