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Phoenix Earth Food Co-Op

A Member-Owned, Not-For-Profit Natural Foods Grocer

  • Hours:
    • Weekdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Accepts:
    • Food Stamps
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
    • Discover
  • About page from Web site:
The Phoenix Earth Food Co-Op is open to the public and is dedicated to providing foods, to its membership and the community, that are:
  • Organically grown
  • Non-toxic
  • Without chemical or artificial additives
  • Minimally processed and packaged
  • Locally grown when available
  • Distributed or produced by cooperative businesses
  • Of the highest quality
  • At the best possible prices
The Phoenix Earth Food Co-Op is committed to promoting, through its sales and educational outreach, a philosophy of life that is nutritionally and environmentally sound.

From their membership form:

What is the Phoenix Co-op?

A cooperative is a not-for-profit business, owned and operated by its members. It is democratically run and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. Each membership has one vote.

Cooperative principles

  • Open and voluntary membership
  • Democratic control
  • Return of surplus to membership
  • Limited rate of return on investment
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Member education
  • Concern for community

Membership Information

Annual Membership Rates

  • $36 per household
  • $12 fixed, limited income

[It's not required to become a member to shop at the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op.]

Membership Privileges

  • Lower prices at the cash register
  • Members-only specials and coupons
  • Deep-discount case pricing

We Carry

  • Fresh organic and local produce
  • Organic, bulk beans, grains, pastas and flours
  • Dried unsulphered fruits and nuts
  • Free range, local and organic eggs
  • rBGH-free, local and organic dairy products
  • Cold-pressed oils, some in bulk
  • Maple syrup, barley malt, molasses and honey
  • Dairy- and wheat-free foods for the allergic
  • Organic, bulk herbs and spices
  • Fairly traded coffees and teas
  • Bulk peanut and nut butters
  • Frozen entrees, organic fruits and vegetables, organic meats and meat substitutes
  • Vitamins and supplements.

Preferences will be given to products produced with the least human, animal, and environmental impact.


Workshops, classes (cooking, gardening, etc.), seminars and school presentations will be held regularly for the benefit of Co-op members and the community.

Product Information

Info on product origin, production techniques, and recipes are available in the store.

Bulk Foods

Utilize reusable containers to cut down on packaging waste (peanut butter, oils and honey in your jar).


created by jr on Jul 28, 2007 at 11:24:06 pm
updated by jr on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:38:56 am
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