From farm to table.
We’re all about local, especially in produce. Every year at the start of the growing season our Produce Manager meets with our local and regional farmers to help them plan their crops. Doing this helps ensure that the farmers don’t plant the same things. We support our farmers by paying them a fair amount for their hard work, while making sure the price is affordable for our customers. Just think of us as your every day, all-year-long farmers' market.
It is our mission to provide an array of products and produce that is affordable at any income level. Therefor we carry conventional, local, and organic options.
When we say local, we mean it! Though our local standard is based on a 200 mile radius and within the state of Illinois, much of our produce is from the southern Illinois region. Because of our local connections, when we say our produce is fresh, it's because in peek seasons it is harvested and in the store that same day!
We have one of the largest offerings of organic produce in the region! Though some of our local farmers use organic processes, we can't label them organic due to USDA standards. Farmers must meet strict requirements that are verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic.
Conventional produce is not subjected to the same standards like organic is. As a result, there may be contaminates such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
A Co-op staple and customer favorite, our Big Green Smoothie is a healthy and nutritious drink that’s fruity tasting but not too sweet!
Big Green Smoothie
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