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Stories

Community is at the center of everything we do.

Our stories are about our vendors, growers, nonprofits, local organizations and businesses. It’s through these essential connections that we build a successful and sustainable community.

  • Co-op Coffee Co. Varieties

  • LGBTQ+ Brands to Support

  • Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale

  • All Natural Beauty

  • Climate Collaborative Brands at the Co-op

  • 7 Trending Vitamins and Supplements to Add to Your Routine

  • One Tree Planted for Every New Member

  • Women Owned Brands to Support

  • Health Benefits of Mushrooms

  • Collagen Picks

  • The Benefits Of Collagen And How To Take It

  • New to Our Shelves

  • The Co-op that Changed the South

    It was a small cooperative store on a little-known island off the coast of South Carolina. During the harshest days of the civil rights struggle, embattled black leaders came through its doors seeking inspiration. The co-op was called the Progressive Club, but it’s what began in that co-op that led to a movement that would eventually reshape the South.
  • Brands in our February Member Bags

  • Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

  • BIPOC-Owned Brands

  • Voice For The Animals

    Voice For The Animals was founded by Melyá Kaplan in 1999, who has been a longtime member of Co-opportunity Market.
  • Brands with Sustainable Packaging

  • Eating Well Throughout the Pandemic

  • Holiday Picks from Local Brands

  • Brands that Give Back

  • Health and Wellness Gift Guide Picks

  • Our Staff’s Holiday Picks

  • Giving Tuesday

  • 1% for the Planet

  • B Corp Certified Brands at the Co-op

  • Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates

    If you’ve ever grabbed a few chocolates wrapped in bright foil while standing in line at Co+opportunity there’s a good chance you’ve been delighted by Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates!
  • Del Real Medjool Dates

    Dates are great – not just spending time with a loved one (though that’s both good and good for you!), but eating dates. Specifically, eating raw, organic, family farm-grown California dates like those from Del Real Organic Medjool Dates.
  • Stehly Farms Organics

    Stehly Farms Organic is as committed to the environment as they are to great tasting produce, utilizing myriad technologies from seed to table.

  • The Grove

    Sweet, seedless oranges that are best eaten fresh (rather than juiced) – yes, please! We’re delighted to get super fresh organic navel oranges from local grower The Grove, Co-opportunity’s supplier of choice for over a decade.
  • Forbidden Fruit Orchards

    Organically farmed on a southern slope in near Lompoc about 12 miles east of the ocean, Forbidden Fruit’s blueberries thrive in the same microclimate that produces great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
  • Wilgenburg Greenhouses

    The first California tomatoes of the season are in at Co+opportunity! Vine-ripened, picked and packed by cotton-gloved hands, the tomatoes from Wilgenburg Greenhouses are something special.
  • Herbalist William Broen

    We feel fortunate to have the exceptionally knowledgable William Broen as a new addition to our Wellness Department!
  • Alcantar Organics

    Jose Alcantar and his daughter Maria are the proprietors of Carpinteria-based Alcantar Organics, where they grow a wide variety of vegetables and berries popular in Ventura county farmers markets, Malibu, and Santa Clarita.