You, too, can own a grocery store!

With the launch of Wasatch Cooperative Market in Salt Lake City, a full service grocery store owned by community members (member-owners) will be introduced. Members join neighbors and friends dedicated to having a voice in the sources of their food, and Salt Lake City will join more than 350 communities across the country that have cooperative grocery stores.

What Wasatch Cooperative Market will offer:

  • A wide selection of local, high quality, fairly priced products
  • A brick-and-mortar store open to the public
  • Dedication to supporting local farmers and producers and enabling healthy choices by bringing sutainable products, services, and education to our community
  • Building a strong local economy

While we are organizing the business, we are also growing the community support necessary to open our doors. We invite you to strengthen our food system and vote with your purchasing power. Click on the "Become A Member-Owner" tab and become a founding member-owner today. 

There are two striking differences between Wasatch Cooperative Market and a conventional grocery store:

1. The Co-op reflects the values and desires of our community because hundreds--at some point, thousands--of community members own and control it.

2. The Co-op is committed to the Seven Cooperative Principles: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training, and information; cooperation among cooperatives; and concern for the community.


Co-op News & Events

  • Food For Change Screening on Monday, October 10
    Food For Change is a documFentary film chronicling the development of cooperative grocery stores in America as they address social, economic, and environmental issues over the decades. Checkout the trailer here. A free screening will take place at Salt Lake Community College South City Campus's multi-purpose room on Monday, October
  • SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 18
    All Co-op member-owners are encouraged to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar, 454 East 300 South, in Salt Lake City. Light refreshments will be served. There is still time to become a…
  • Why Some Co-ops Fail
    Why Some Co-ops Fail From time to time, we are asked the question, "Why is it taking so long?" According to an in-depth study conducted by Food Cooperative Initiative, a non-profit that assists start-up and expanding grocery cooperatives to flourish, there are four reasons: a too small retail space, insufficient budgets, unusually short or
  • Week In Review
    Week In Review July  10, 2016. Thanks, Downtown Farmers Market, for a great season! The Co-op erected its booth for our last time at the Downtown Farmers Market this Saturday. Thanks to an outstanding cadre of volunteers—Philip Blevins, Michael Budig, Mary Cain, Tina Cerling, Whitney Evans, Mike Fife, Ben Jordan, Julia McPhee, Cindy

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