Our Co-op: Community Owned & Oregon Proud

First Alternative is cooperative grocery store with over 10,000 Owners. We stock high quality, natural, and organic products in our stores, with an emphasis on local growers and producers. Since opening in 1970, we have aspired to be a model for environmental sustainability through our purchasing and workplace practices. Anyone can shop at the Co-op, and anyone can join!

Co-op Ownership is an investment in a community-based, socially and environmentally aware business. Owner investment keeps our Co-op financially healthy, increases the Co-op’s buying power, and leaves us better poised for development and community growth.

Explore the Co-op’s sustainability practices

Energy conservation
Water conservation
Local designation program
Sustainable product offerings

First Alternative offers many locally sourced products. Learn more about our local designation system.

Why buy local?
Local Direct, 6 Counties & Oregon
Interactive local produce map

You are what you buy, so get to know us & read our product selection guidelines.

Sustainable products
Fair trade products
Locally made products
Natural and organic products

What did First Alternative Co-op do in 2018?
Check out our 2018 Annual Report.