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About Us

A Cooperative, First and Foremost

North Coast Co-op is a natural foods, consumer-owned cooperative grocery store located in the far reaches of northern California, surrounded by redwood trees where the mountains meet the sea.  We feel fortunate to live in a place of immense beauty while serving the needs of our Humboldt County community with one location in Eureka and one in Arcata, .

A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

As a cooperative business, we adhere to these principles:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership 
  • Democratic Member Control 
  • Member Economic Participation 
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training, and 
  • Information 
  • Cooperation Among Co-ops 
  • Concern for Community

Learn more about the international cooperative principles on our Cooperative Principles page.