About Us

Welcometothetable.coop is a website developed by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) for our "virtual chain" of 148 independently operated food co-ops, with more than 200 stores in 38 states.

Welcometothetable.coop is a place for people to find delicious recipes and learn more about what's in your food, where it comes from, how to prepare it and much more. Contact us at info@welcometothetable.coop.

About Food Co-ops

A food co-op is a grocery store owned by the community. Food co-ops are working toward the day when everyone has access to the healthy, delicious food they deserve.

Because co-ops are owned by the people in the neighborhood who shop there, the community has a say in the business decisions the cooperative makes. So co-ops focus on what their owners want — nourishing everyone with good food regardless of their budget, providing a welcoming community gathering place, and prioritizing business practices that are good for the local community, the local economy and the planet.

Co-ops celebrate our differences and bring us together to foster community connectedness where everyone is valued and welcome at the table.

Learn more about food co-ops, and find a co-op in your area.

About NCG

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is a business services cooperative for natural food co-ops throughout the United States. NCG helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power and, ultimately, offer more value to food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

NCG and its member and associate food co-ops value, promote, and advocate for:

  • The production and availability of a safe, sufficient, and sustainable food system
  • A cooperative business model that is socially just, participatory, and committed to principles of fairness and equity
  • A healthy environment as a prerequisite for healthy people and a sustainable food system