When you purchase Riojana olive oil you are not just purchasing a delicious ingredient to enjoy, you are casting a vote in favor of cooperative, fair trade businesses—and helping more than 422 cooperative members continue to invest in a brighter future.
In October, we’re proud to join with nearly 150 food co-ops around the country to celebrate the many stories of how cooperative companies, suppliers, manufacturers and farmers are growing strong, healthy communities around the world. Together with our co-op shoppers, we can make a difference!
It takes a lot of work to grow, make, and transport all the food that is on the co-op's shelves. About 20 Abundance owners attended a meeting with the Board of Directors on Thursday, August 4 to discuss the co-op's position when it comes to the issue of workers' rights.
Our co-op was set up to make healthy food more affordable and accessible to everyone in Rochester. FLOWER is an everyday discount program that is designed to lower the cost of most of the food and eco-friendly products in our store for people with limited incomes.
Co-ops do things differently from traditional business models. These differences might just drive you crazy if you hate things like, say, investing in local communities or the idea of a democratically run business.