The Good Tern Co-op is a community-owned business whose mission is to provide a high-quality, fairly priced, cooperatively owned and democratically controlled source of food and health products; to educate and inform members and the community on whole food, health and nutrition, food sources, and food preparation; and to help further cooperative principles, democracy, and self-reliance.
We are one of few co-ops in the state that operates largely by our working member program. We have a staff of 16 and several hundred member-workers who support the day-to-day operations of the store.
Our outreach program is supporting nutrition education programs from pre-school age through high school, cooking classes for adults, and community gardens. We also host a number of events to help connect people ‘in the know’ with people who want to know.