Join our team!

Working at the Co-op is more than the work you do, it’s an opportunity to create a positive impact within your community. We strive to create an environment that is inviting, fun, and allows staff to develop lasting relationships with customers and staff members. We pride ourselves in providing great customer service and aim to set a high level of standards for food retailers. This is done through clean and high quality ingredients, humane processes, concern for the environment, and continued commitment to our local farmers.

We have open applications, so feel free to submit an application, and we will keep you in mind for any future openings at the Co-op! 

Fill out the online application here.

Current Openings 

Posted Dec. 14, 2020

Wellness Assistant

We are looking for a hard-working, fun person with a passion for helping people get healthy, learning, and creating a positive experience for others. 

15-25 hours a week - Primarily duties include customer service, stocking shelves, and maintaining the department. You'll never be bored in this fast-paced environment with ample opportunity to learn about herbal supplements, natural beauty products and more.

Preferred qualifications: Customer service skills, retail experience, a desire to build on existing background of natural health and herbal supplementation, independent problem solving, phone skills, good listening skills, ability to lift 50 lbs, multitask, and take direction.

Wellness Buyer

We are looking for someone who strives for excellence, is intuitive, and has a passion for natural foods, herbal remedies, and serving the health needs of the community.

15-25 hours a week - The buyer orders, replenishes, and merchandises products and promotions to meet objectives for sales, margin, inventory turns and provides prompt, friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

Preferred qualifications: Attention to detail and can follow departmental procedures, knowledge about the alternative health remedies market, demonstrate the ability to follow through on commitments, handle multiple demands, to lift 50 lbs, and a willingness to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job.

Join our team and meet your new family!

To apply, fill out our online application!

About the store
The co-op operates a 12,000 square foot store with annual sales of approximately $5 million and a staff of 40-50. We are about two things: cultivating community and providing meaningful goods and services. Our success is achieved through a lot of business visioning and systems development. It basically works like this: goals are set by the board of directors, management defines how they will achieve those goals and we all work together to get there. 

We consistently rank in the top quartile among food co-ops in staff satisfaction!


Our culture
We strive for a culture of gratitude and encourage direct communication as a way to resolve conflict. Our managers practice a servant leadership style that creates an open workplace. We work hard to be as transparent as possible, taking feedback on decisions that affect our employees and giving them an outlet to share their ideas on how to make the Co-op better.


We feel it is important that everyone, from an entry-level cashier or cook to our team of managers, have some level of understanding of all the aspects of our business. This includes financial transparency. We do this so that we can all work together to make the Co-op and our community better. One of the ways we do this is through Open Book Management or OBM for short. OBM is how we empower all of our employees to achieve and share in our success. 


Employee benefits

The health and well-being of our staff are important to our board of directors and to the managers at the Co-op. We offer competitive wages for the area, as well as benefits to both our hourly and salaried team members, based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Medical insurance

  • Health benefit program

  • Vacation benefits for part-time and full-time employees

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Incentive Programs

  • Employee discount

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