Our November Independent of the Month is here: it’s Main Market Co-Op! Main Market Co-Op is in Spokane, WA and the largest co-op in the area!
Beginnings and Co-op Memberships
They first opened in 2010, starting with 700 member-owners. Today there are over 5,000 members of Main Market Co-Op. Co-ops are inclusive in that anyone has an opportunity to become an owner-member. Membership is $180 at Main-Market Co-Op and they offer a payment plan for those who need it. Members have the benefit of 10% off a single monthly purchase!
Main Market Co-Op features an in store deli. There’s a plethora of options to choose from. It includes a large salad bar, daily soups and breakfast, and a hot lunch bar. The deli case includes “cold entrées, sides, paninis, and flatbread for grilling or warming up”. To finish your meal on a sweet note, they have single-serve desserts!
“We believe the very best and most transparent food is local food.”
Their produce section is stocked with seasonal produce from around 30 different farmers. 70% of it is local and in season! Main Market Co-op includes a section on their website where you can view which farm provides what product. Additionally, grocery items include only quality ingredients. The bulk section has a variety of teas, spices, grains, and snacks. This is a great eco-friendly way to stock up on as much or little as you need.
In love with Main Market Co-Ops food choices? They can prepare catering sized options on certain items! These foods are all made from scratch, even the sauces and dips. Just give them 3 days advance notice and order what you need for your event.
Main Market Co-Op helps the community through their $3 community dinners. These meals are cooked from scratch and vary weekly. The menu often offers gluten-free options as well as plant-based alternatives.
Many co-op members will volunteer their time as a way of giving back.
“…we strive to offer the highest quality with the smallest footprint while growing the strength of the local food system”
We love the unique shopping experience Main Market Co-Op provides to customers in the Pacific Northwest. If you are in the area, stop by and see for yourself!