Rochester’s only community-owned grocery

Our Values

We Value Local

We give priority to buying local, organic, sustainable, and/or socially responsible products. In fact, we helped to pioneer the natural and organic food movement in the region, building our store from the ground up through the hard work of our owners and the longstanding partnerships with local farmers and producers we’ve established.

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We Value People

At Abundance, ALL are welcome. Shareholders and non-shareholders alike come to the co-op for a friendly meeting place, healthful food, and safe household products at reasonable prices.

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We Value Community

Rochester and the surrounding region is rich with a local abundance of quality, handcrafted, and ethically-produced food and crafts, and that is a story closely tied to our own as Rochester’s only food co-op. Throughout our store we highlight local producers and craftspeople who put such care into the food and products we carry.

Abundance is a member of the National Cooperative Grocers (NCG). The NCG connects us with co-ops across the country, allowing us to leverage with collective weight in national advocacy campaigns, like the Non-GMO Project. We’re also able to get competitive prices and great monthly sales on hundreds of products through this partnership, including the Co+Op Deals program.

Our Mission

The Abundance Food Co-op exists to provide safe, healthful, nutritious food and other products at a reasonable price to the Rochester community.

We strive to operate our business in a manner which supports a sustainable food system, sound ecological practices, responsible corporate practices, and just employment procedures.

We adhere to cooperative principles.

We strive to be a community center which provides reliable food education and extraordinary customer service benefiting our shareholders, our shoppers, our neighborhood, and the whole community.

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Check out strongertogether.coop for more information about the NCG. Where conventional grocers work with an average of 65 local food producers, food co-ops work with an average of 157. If you want to support local food in Rochester and the surrounding area, then the co-op is for you.