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.