Co-op initiated as Utah Co-op in SLC by a group of 6 community minded individuals, concerned about the environment and interested in organic food.
The Co-op operated as a buying club, which initially met monthly to pre-order dry goods. As interest grew, these orders were supplemented with weekly distribution of organic fruits and vegetables. All members volunteered time, and goods were distributed from a warehouse on Redwood Rd. Within two years, the Co-op had 100 members and began to retain a small inventory, which was accumulated by charging a small .05 to .25 cent mark-up on pre-ordered goods. Disney took on give a day get a day program with the Utah Co-op
At Co-op’s first retreat, Board of Directors established to facilitate more efficient governance. Co-op opened for first time to non-member shoppers.
Co-Op out grew its original location and moved to a rental space a 2,100 square foot storefront at 4892 S Commerce drive,Murray Utah
During our 5 years at this location, the Co-op’s membership grew from 300 to more than 7,000, our volunteer staff from five to 25, and sales grew tenfold. After a decade at this site, it had become clear that we had outgrown the space, and we spent many years trying to expand.2013
the Co-op had out grown the second location and needed more space for program outreach after much collective work the Co-op opened for business at 291 E 4500 S its first purchased building for a store site, a building diagonally across murray 1.1 miles from old location and 1.1 miles from the farm.
We would like to thank our volunteer managers and original founding members.