Please join us in celebrating our 10,000th Co-op Owner, Cheryle San Miguel! This is no small feat. When Ashland Community Food Store began its journey to convert to a true cooperative enterprise by January 1st, 2003, we could not have predicted we would have 10,000 owners 12 years later. On our first day of business […]
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About Ashland Food Coop
Ashland Food Co-op is a consumer cooperative that operates for the benefit of our owners. It’s simple to own your share of the Co-op. Just make a one-time, refundable equity investment of $100. You may pay in full or make an initial $10 payment! You’ll be reminded at the register when another quarterly $10 payment is due until your $100 equity purchase is paid. In return, the Co-op pledges to operate for the long-term health of our community. Unlike most businesses that make decisions primarily to maximize profits, cooperatives make decisions to maximize service to their owners and the community.
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Are you hoping for the healthiest and happiest winter yet? Ashland Food Co-op’s Wellness staff has teamed up with MegaFood to offer a FREE community workshop where you’ll learn about lifestyle, nutrition and supplementation strategies to add to your daily habits right away. The workshop will address both seasonal mood changes and winter immune system […]
Saturday, December 13 • 11 am to 1 pm Co-op Classroom at 300 N. Pioneer St. A centuries old holiday tradition for many families with Hispanic ties is the traditional family gathering to make tamales. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work.” And, since there are numerous steps involved to create these spicy […]
Our Co-op Deli will once again offer our scrumptious ready to heat and serve Thanksgiving meals. We make everything from scratch in our homey co-op kitchen, from the pie crusts to the cornbread for the stuffing. All food is made fresh using the highest quality ingredients. All produce and grains are organic and our Diestel […]
October is National Co-op Month, a good time to connect with the virtues of the cooperative business model and its positive effects on families, communities and the environment. Let’s just take a look at some of the reasons co-ops rock: Cooperatives are democratic organizations that are equally owned and controlled by a group of people. […]
We’ve invited our favorite local producers to come meet you at the Culinary Kiosk for conversation and to offer a sampling of their wares. We’ll also be featuring specialty products from local farms. Watch our Facebook page for daily tasting schedules. In the meantime, here are some folks you won’t want to miss! Local Products: […]
Visit Hi Hoe Produce at Bluebird Farm Saturday, August 9 – 8am to mid-afternoon Board an air conditioned tour bus at the Co-op to visit one of the loveliest farms around! Spend the morning with owners Chi and Michelle Scherer followed by lunch in their orchard prepared from food grown on the farm. Cost is […]
June will have many opportunities for our community to gather together and celebrate the coming of summer. As you have probably experienced many times before, the Co-op seems to be a magnet for this type of activity. Whatever your reason, people just naturally gravitate to our outdoor plaza and deli to have lunch, see friends, […]
A 5-Part Series with Laurie Gadbois, Food for Life Certified Instructor Thursday Evenings, 6 – 9:30 pm: March 20, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 You’ve heard the statistics; 68 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese and millions have diabetes. The need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has […]
This October, one billion cooperators around the globe will celebrate all the ways cooperative enterprise builds a better world. There are 30,000 co-ops in the United States, with 1 in 4 Americans holding co-op memberships. In nearly every part of the economy, people have joined together to do business more effectively, or to get the […]
A recent quantitative study of the social and economic impacts of food co-ops compared to conventional grocery stores demonstrates the many ways that cooperative businesses like Ashland Food Co-op are different. The study, called Healthy Foods Healthy Communities, found that food co-ops inherently serve and benefit the communities where they are located. Here are some […]
Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) was founded in 1990 to support the animals at the Jackson County Shelter. FOTAS has hundredsl of volunteers who walk dogs, socialize cats, and provide financial support to spay/neuter efforts. FOTAS also works with local teachers to provide educational opportunities to students throughout Jackson County about responsible pet ownership. […]
Seven Seeds Farm Saturday, July 27 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Join us for an all day adventure to Seven Seeds Farm, a thriving example of permaculture principles in action. We’ll begin boarding the bus at 7:30 AM for an 8:00 AM departure to enjoy a relaxing drive up the picturesque Applegate Valley to Williams. […]
Amey started her natural foods career in the late 80’s while living in the midwest. A close brush with a health crisis pushed Amey to make natural wellness both her personal passion and her mission.
Amey moved her family to the Rogue Valley 7 1/2 years ago when she became operations manager for a supplements manufacturer. In that position Amey had tremendous opportunity and a professional sense of accomplishment but she lost her joy for the industry. What was missing was the feeling of service from helping someone discover a path of wellness and the magic of watching families grow up strong and healthy.
Ashland Food Co-op received the City of Ashland Conservation Commission’s Business Conservationist of the Year award at the annual Rogue Valley Earth Day Celebration in April. The award recognizes businesses that have demonstrated outstanding conservation and sustainability practices that others are able to duplicate. It also rewards innovation in reducing air or water pollution, reducing […]