What is a Cooperative?

The Medford Food Co-op is a shopper owned business. By becoming an owner you can make a conscious decision to invest in our community.

By becoming an owner you are providing year-round support for local growers, farmers, vintners and vendors. You are directly contributing to the economic growth, sustainability and prosperity of the Rogue Valley. The Medford Food Co-op is an opportunity to shop locally in a way that truly benefits the community we live in.

Who Can Become an Owner

Ownership in the Co-op is voluntary and open to any individual or household group that desires to use the services of the Co-op and is willing to accept the responsibilities of ownership.

Seven Cooperative Principles

  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training and Information
  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community