The first fifty years The Co-Op has existed have been exciting, filled with great achievements and diverse opinions. The community that is The Co-Op has always come together through adversity to succeed. The next fifty years should prove no different.
Since 1971, the Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op has been serving Fayetteville and the larger NWA area by providing fresh, responsibly-grown and sourced food; supporting local farmers, growers, and makers; and bringing together our community through a love of food that's good for us and our planet.
We envision a world strengthened by cooperative economics and driven by concern for the health and well being of the planet and its inhabitants.
Ozark Natural Foods is a locally owned consumer cooperative dedicated to healthful living and sustainability by providing our owners and the Northwest Arkansas community with natural and organic products and related services.
From where your food comes from to how every single cent is spent, The Co-Op is committed to radical transparency. This means you know where exactly your dollar goes and what exactly you are buying.
We can spend hours telling you every detail, but here’s the short answer: no one pays closer attention to what your family is eating than we do.
Ozark Natural Foods doesn’t just support local, we are local. We source many of our products from local vendors and support the growth of small, local farmers. To us, local means next door. It means one-on-one relationships with makers, growers, and small businesses. To us, local isn’t just a movement, it’s the only way to do business.
The Co-Op is not just one community. It’s a collection of overlapping and intersecting communities. It’s a place for people who are passionate about supporting local farmers, for people who want to protect our environment, and for those of us that want to eat really good food.
We evaluate every product that the Co-op sells with your health in mind. We stand behind the principle of not carrying Genetically Modified foods in the store.
A Co-Op is a business that’s run by a community of people working together cooperatively. At our Co-Op, everyone has a voice in what we do and how we do it.
Become a member of the Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op and gain access to exclusive benefits. Purchase a new membership or renew an existing one.
Look for the Member Sale tag and save on select products throughout the store. Sales change regularly, so check back!
Members democratically participate in the Co-Op by electing, our Board of Directors, holding office and joining committees. Only members can run for elected Board positions.
Owners 55 years and older receive 5% off every Wednesday and Thursday. U of A, JBU, NWACC and UAMS student-owners receive 5% off every Tuesday and Saturday.