More than a grocery store.

We are a community grocery in its start-up phase — owned by the community, built by the community, &  aiming to sell community-made products as much as we can.

Locally sourced.

We aim to provide Nashvillians seasonal, locally sourced food year-round while providing local growers a sustainable source of income all year.

Sustainably operated.

We are dedicated to sustainability by partnering with local farmers, reducing waste, and offering bulk shopping options.

Community owned.

Community ownership is what makes co-ops unique. We get to build the experience we want to have with food.

Now accepting applications to run for our
Board of Directors!

The co-op’s very first elections are next year! Come be a part of the movement to create a community-owned store that will build a better food system by increasing local food access and support for local farmers, makers, and producers. Applications are due January 15, 2022. Elections will be in February 2022.

A local grocery with personality

What is a food co-op?

A food co-op is a grocery store that’s owned by the community in which it operates. Member-Owners get to decide what foods & products are stocked on the shelves, where those items are purchased, and the quality standards both products & vendors have to meet.

Committed to community

Our values

People over profits

Since we are a local, member-owned system, all proceeds will stay in the community. The co-op gives profits back to its Co-Owners through discounts, deals, and patronage dividends.

Connecting with farmers

Local farmers are an essential component of a vibrant, sustainable, locally-based food system. Food co-ops provide local farmers a consistent revenue stream outside of farmers markets & CSAs. This provides stability, especially for new farmers who face the greatest risk.

Increased labeling

Because we are member-owned, we make the rules around being informed about the food on our shelves! Food labeling (i.e. GMO/Non-GMO) is our prerogative, and it adds to an empowered and informed food buying experience.

Food system education

We plan to invest in the community through education & other programming. We want to be a part of learning how our communities can have a more equitable & sustainable food system while increasing access to local food.

Co-Owner count

How many Co-Owners have joined?

Ownership drives our efforts as we get closer to bringing Nashville its first food co-op! Join the co-op today to help bring the vision of the Nashville Food Co-op to life.

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