Refrigerated ● Pet ● Household
Head of Grocery: Michael Luciano, Assistant store manager
Grocery is the heart of the Co-op. After all, we are a "specialty grocery store". Grocery carries thousands of items that fill the Co-op and make it what it is. The word "grocery" is so ordinary that you can almost forget what it really means to a shopper. We're talking about pasta, sauce, olive oil, jam and jelly, maple syrup, honey, tea, chocolate, breakfast cereals, and much, much more. Nothing short of the building blocks of every meal we make. We just said that grocery is the heart of the Co-op but for many people it is the heart of their home as well, because it enables us to cook all the foods that nourish our bodies and souls. And at the Co-op, you know that the food you buy from us will be carefully selected for the quality of its contents.
We carry many different types of meat which have all been selected to follow a list of criteria stated below.
Let's be honest, there is absolutely nothing better in the world than a frozen sweet treat. Whether you are a vegan, lactose intolerant, or can eat all the dairy in the world, we have something for you. And for those days when you really don't feel like cooking, we have a variety of pre-made frozen foods that actually taste good! You'll also find organic frozen vegetables and frozen breads, many of which are wheat or gluten-free.
The Co-op is proud to offer bread from local bakeries. Borealis Breads, Little Lads, and Tinder Hearth all sell their delicious breads with us!
We carry a variety of different types of oils. Whether your preference is safflower, olive, avocado, or coconut. Are you making a salad dressing? Deep frying? Baking? Oil pulling? We've got you covered!
You don't have to feed your family sugary cereals or flavored oatmeal. We've got granolas, corn flakes, rice puffs, and more! If you're more of a hot cereal person, we've plenty of options there too!
Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, bbq sauce. All of the best quality and flavor.
Jellies, Jams, Syrups, and honey
If you're looking for something to spread on your toast in the morning, we've got tons of jelly, jam, and marmalade flavors.
As for honey, we've got it raw, we've got it unfiltered, from Maine, from Italy, from the Netherlands. All from happy, healthy bees.
And let's not forget the maple syrup! Your pancakes and waffles will have a great companion.
We have a wide variety of ethnic ingredients from all over the world. Whether you like to cook Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, or any other cuisine, you can find what you need.
We carry many fruit juices made from, well, real fruit. Blended, pure, no sugar added, exotic--So many to choose from!
Tomatoes, coconut milk, beans, pumpkin, beats, and more!
We have all the ingredients you need for your next baking adventure. Organic cane sugar? Oh yeah. Baking chocolate? You betcha. Gluten free flours? Absolutely! And if you aren't confident in your baking abilities, we have cake and brownie mixes, free of all those chemicals and preservative. We want you to always feel good about the food you're feeding your family, and that includes the treats. Speaking of which...
Let's admit it, we all like a little candy every so often. But who wants to eat the stuff from the checkout aisle at the gas station? At the Co-op we carry chocolate from around the world and from right in our own neighborhood (all fair trade, of course). We've got lollipops made with fruit juice and fruit leathers made from actual fruit. Do you avoid processed sugar? We've got you covered with maple candies and peppermint paddies made with whipped honey! Can't have any sugar at all? We now carry stevia sweetened chocolate!
Hungry anyone? We know that sometimes our stomachs don't follow the "standard" three meal time schedule. Maybe you forgot to eat lunch or perhaps you just need a mid-afternoon tide-over before dinner. Hey, maybe you just like to keep trail mix in your glove compartment in case you start to get "hangry". Whatever the occasion, the Co-op has a variety of options to keep you going all the way through your day!
Keep your refrigerator stocked with the right stuff!
Dairy & Eggs
Let's talk dairy. Milk, butter, cream, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream, kefir...so many different types. And so many sources from Holsteins and Jerseys to goats. Whatever your dairy preferences, you can be sure that the co-op has found the cream of the crop (pun very much intended). As for eggs, we've got lots of farm fresh and local eggs for the discerning palate.
Vegan or vegetarian? We've got your soy products. Tempeh, tofu, soy dogs, soy milk, and more. We've also got plenty of choices for miso fans, made from soy or other ingredients!
If you are vegan or lactose intolerant, or simply don't like milk, we have several dairy alternatives. Soy milk, almond milk, coconut creamer, earth balance, and more!
We carry a range of pickled vegetables and other fermented foods, such as kimchi. Good for the tummy, good for the tastebuds.
Sliced, Salted, and smoked meats
We may not have a full deli (yet) but we do carry some great sliced meats. Nitrate-free ham, roasted turkey and roast beef! We also have high quality pepperoni and prosciutto, as well as salami.
Are you a seafood lover? We have mussels, smoked salmon, crab meat, and haddock! If we don't carry what you're looking for, we can probably special order it for you.
Thirsty? Teas, carbonated and mineral waters, fruit juices, iced coffee, the Co-op has it all. That includes kombucha! Lots and lots of kombucha!
You've already covered feeding your family the best quality foods but what about your four-legged family members? They deserve the best too!
cat and dog food
We all love our furry friends and want them to be healthy! A great way to give them everything they need is by feeding them high quality foods. The co-op has a range of wet and dry foods for a variety of tastes. You can even preorder enough for the month. If you've ever forgotten your grocery list and come home to a disappointed fuzzy face, you know why that might be nice.
"Whose a good dog?" now you can tell them with more than words and not feel guilty. We've got a variety of treats that don't have the terrible ingredients that mainstream treats often do. We also have cat treats!
It's awful when your animals aren't feeling well. Sometimes they need a healthful boost. If that's the case, we've got remedies for join pain, tummy upsets, and general health.
We all hate to do it, but if you have a cat, it's just part of life.
The home can be a dangerous place with all the chemical cleaners, detergents, and soaps that have been a traditional part of house work for generations. Let's stick to what's natural!
We have a variety of paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. They're sustainably made and free of harmful chemicals!
Keep your clothes looking their best with our laundry soaps and stain removers and other laundry accouterments. They're biodegradable and clear from harmful chemicals.
Everyone has to do the dishes, even if we'd rather not. Even if you have a dishwasher (and we're not talking about a willing member of your family) it can be a pain to clean up after dinner. We try to make it a little easier by carry a number of lightly scented, biodegradable, and clean soaps. After all, you will be eating off these surfaces. We also stock sponges and other scrubbing items!
We all want to have a clean house but not everyone wants to use mainstream products that use harmful chemicals to do the job. At the Co-op, we carry lots of products that will make your home sparkle without jeopardizing your health! This includes bleach alternatives!
Baby & Toddler
If you have a baby or toddler, and you want the best and safest products for their tushies, the Co-op has diapers and wipes! They're also environmentally friendly as they are made with natural and renewable materials.
WHAT WILL THE Grocery Department be LIKE IN THE NEW STORE?
It's all about quantity and quality. Though it is currently the largest department at the Co-op, grocery is going to be much bigger. With way more shelf, freezer, and refrigerator space. The amount of items we carry is going to increase hugely! We will also have a separate case just for meat, meaning we can carry more cuts from more local farms!
To read more about the Co-op Relocation, go here!