Our Co-op Owners are proud to support local. We define local and grown, made or produced within San Juan County, and over 15% of our purchases are made from San Juan County businesses. With over $750,000 bought from San Juan County businesses since we opened 3 years ago, we are now the largest purchaser of local food in the county. And we are just getting started.
In fruits and vegetables alone, we have bought over $160,000 directly from the 20+ produce farmers on five different islands. Why local food? It's better for the earth (low transport impact), better for the economy (more jobs here in the islands), more nutritious (less travel equals more nutrients), and it just tastes better.
We want to continue to grow our local impact, and you can be a part of it. Sign up now to be a Member-Owner of Orcas Food Co-op and rest assured we will be investing in local.
During the month of July, we will be running our "Join in July" campaign. New Owners receive their choice of a Klean Kanteen water bottle or thermos, and paid in full Owners a fabulous Co-op SWAG BAG filled with samples from local and national brands. Click here to learn about the benefits of Ownership. Already convinced? Sign up here.