The Food Co-op is open to all — members and non-members alike. Anyone can shop the Co-op!
Mountain Avenue Market makes it easy to load up on everything local, organic and natural. With over 2,000 local items throughout the store, if they make it in Colorado we probably have it. What’s more, there’s a good chance the person standing next to you in the aisle made something we sell in the store! We offer over 200 items in our Bulk department, including hard to find bulk goods.
Of course, we have all the departments you would find in other grocery stores, but with only the best-sourced products we can find. The Co-op has a full selection of meats and cheeses, produce, grocery necessities, herbs and spices in addition to body care and supplements.
Why shop the Co-op?
- Liquid bulk section (refill your olive oil, vanilla extract — even shampoo!)
- Minimize waste — bring your empty containers to fill in-store
- 180+ herbs and spices — buy as little as you need
- Want to get a hold of a product that we don’t currently have on our shelves? (We can get that for you!)
- Trust our quality products chosen with care by our knowledgeable, committed staff
What’s up with that symbol/color?
Throughout our store you will find a system of symbols and colors on each label to identify the different dietary qualities and production methods. For example you will see symbols highlighting vegetarian, vegan, kosher, gluten free, dairy free, and meat. The color system has three parts; green identifies organic, blue for local and red for conventionally produced or grown. We strive to be as transparent as possible about the items we choose to carry so you can have the information you need to easily make the right choice for you and your family.
Zero waste shoppers unite! We have most everything in bulk, even hot sauce! Our bulk section is the best place in town to refill your pantry staples, baking supplies, herbs and spices and more. We have a variety of oils, honey and an old-fashioned peanut butter grinder. We also carry body care products in our bulk room. Just bring your empty containers and load up! Of course, we have bags and containers available, but save some plastic and bring your own! Just take a tare weight, fill ‘er up and you’re done! Our friendly staff is always available to help you shop bulk. Pssst.. our inexpensive bulk herbs are one of the best-kept secrets in Fort Collins!
The Food Coop does NOT offer conventional produce. Everything here is either organic or local. Sometimes the local is not certified organic, but is grown in a biodynamic manner. Either way, our beautiful produce is ready for your salad, stir fry or snack. We work with small farms in town and larger farms across the country. Local always gets priority, like everything else in our store.
Did someone say cheese? We have a fabulous little cheese selection. All the staples in addition to lots and lots of local! Almost 25% of the cheeses are from nearby. We also have a great selection of vegan options.
Local Natural Meats and Sustainable Seafood
The Co-op has a diverse selection of local, hormone-free, sustainably raised meats and seafood selections. Check out our new freezer featuring regionally produced lamb, beef, pork and chicken.
Local shampoos, soaps and salves galore! We carry a great selection of body care products, including many items made right here in Fort Collins. So much talent here in town! We also carry many options in bulk, including Dr. Bronner’s. Let us help you look and feel your best!
It may only have three aisles, but the Co-op’s grocery selection is excellent, offering only the best products we come across. As always, the emphasis is on locally-produced goods whenever possible! Check out our extensive local hot sauce selection, or choose locally made Ethiopian simmer sauce unique to Ft Collins! We carry locally fermented veggies, locally roasted coffees, even honey and nut butters produced right in town. We have your daily staples too, from tomato paste to canned beans. Check out our local, bulk tofu produced in Ft Collins and delivered to us by bicycle!
We have a fabulous on-site kitchen that creates unique, fresh, grab-and-go items daily (and with sass!) Monday through Friday choose one of our handcrafted sandwiches. There is always a vegan, vegetarian and meat option using fresh, just-baked-locally breads and organic, local or natural fillings. We also offer a range of gluten free salads and vegan breakfast burritos seven days a week! Check out the current menu on the Deli page.