Mission and Values

Mission: A member-owned grocery store that provides food, goods and services that are local, organic or sustainably grown, and creates a gathering place for education about food, health, sustainability and local resources.

Vision: Grow a healthy and connected community by offering products and services based on cooperative and sustainable principles.


  • Seek out local options
  • Be socially and environmentally responsible
  • Encourage informed choices
  • Use cooperative economics
  • Encourage sustainability
  • Grow community
  • Operate democratically and transparently
  • Be informative
  • Be fiscally responsible

The Coop is democratically managed, with all employee-team members working together to manage tasks, not each other. The Cooperative is also a social business, working to assure all Anacortes community members have equal opportunity to be owners and have a say in their food Coop! For more information, see the Membership page.