Grocery

“The household that prepares its own meals in its own kitchen with some intelligent regard for nutritional value, and thus depends on the grocer only for selected raw materials, exercises an influence on the food industry that reaches from the store all the way back to the seedsman.”   -Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America

At Medford Food Co-op, our mission is centered around high quality organic food. We strive to carry an organic option in every category.  If an item is not available in an organic form, we may carry a non-organic version for the convenience of our shoppers.

Our other major focus is on local.  We seek out and offer many locally grown, produced, and distributed foods. Rogue Valley foods like Rise Up Artisan BreadHeidi's Pie in the Sky baked goods, Salsa Me's fresh salsa, Ton Ton’s hummus, or locally grown, produced, and distributed teas from Oshala Farms. Regional items like Sweet Creek salsa and enchilada sauce from Eugene, Northbound Coffee from Mt Shasta, and Humm kombucha from Bend. We are your local grocery:  locally owned, carrying local products, and dedicated to organics.

In addition, we look for companies that are concerned about more than their bottom line. Companies that are concerned about working conditions and equitable pay like Fair Trade or Fair for Life items, and B-Corps - companies who have shown business practices beyond the bottom line.​ Finally, we strive to support other co-ops.  We are members of the National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) and Frontier Natural Foods Co-op.  We sell products from worker-owned co-ops like Equal Exchange and Once Again Nut Butters.  Supporting other co-ops furthers all of our missions and fills your pantry with the quality foods you are looking for. 

We all have important food decisions to make every week. Through these decisions we shape our dinner table, our families, our store, and the agriculture that brings us this incredible bounty.

Jesse Gravelle
Grocery Manager

As the Grocery Manager, I’m excited by the opportunities I have to make the Medford Co-op an even better place to work and shop at. My days can vary greatly and this job has many different tasks to perform; which is part of what makes it so challenging and fun! I work with a large portion of the staff to make sure we are operating smoothly. Placing orders, stocking the store, and helping customers are all hugely important tasks to me. I also help keep our computers running and have a soft spot for produce. Working at the co-op has allowed me to take more pride in what I do. Knowing that where I work is focused on our local economy. Not sending our profits off to a CEO and executives in another state allows me to give my all willingly as it helps not only my store, but my co-workers and our customers.