What is a Co-op?

Cooperatives are Everywhere!

There are health care cooperatives, housing cooperatives, credit unions are cooperatives, and farmers often use this model too to pool resources for crop storage and expensive equipment.

Cooperative history

See the history of consumer food cooperatives like ours that trace back 200 years to Rochdale, England.

Main Market Co-op exists for the community of Spokane with a multiplier effect throughout the Inland Northwest. We work to create:

A market for healthy, local, sustainable food

A model cooperatively owned business
A healthier local environment and food system
A strengthened local economy and livelihoods

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Cooperative Principles

Co-ops operate according to 7 international principles that emphasize the many ways we do business differently.


We're here to sell groceries, but we pledge to do that in a way that cares for all of our community and makes us stronger together.

Benefits

Learn the many benefits of being an owner

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FAQ

Learn more about the ins and outs of membership with some of our most frequently asked questions from customers

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Important info for New Owners

Important information if you're considering becoming an owner or if you're a new/existing owner already!

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