Cooperative Businesses Make Sense
A co-op is owned by the people who use it. Quincy Natural Foods Co-op and Feather River Food Co-op work to promote local ownership, economic democracy and environmentally friendly business practices.
Being a cooperative means that we operate our business according to principles that are shared by consumer-owned co-ops around the world.
The Seven Cooperative Principles:
Co-ops are formed by their members to provide needed goods or services at affordable prices and acceptable quality. Throughout the world, cooperatives are providing co-op members with financial services, utilities, consumer goods, affordable housing, and other services that would otherwise not be available to them.
Co-op owners elect representatives to serve on our Board of Directors and participate directly by voting, attending meetings and events, and offering regular feedback and suggestions. Everyone is welcome to shop at our co-ops. We hope you'll choose to become an owner and join our community of cooperation. Cooperatives empower people to improve their quality of life and enhance their economic opportunities through self-help. Quincy Natural Foods Co-op and Feather River Food Co-op are dedicated to providing products and services that are beneficial to the health of our owners, our community and our environment.