Local Spotlight: The Community Co-op

In 2006 the Community co-op was started by Crossroads Urban Center, but last year the Co-op closed due to lack of funding.  Thanks to Crow Child LLC the Crossroads stayed alive and relaunched in March of 2012.  Along with the relaunch came big changed to the co-op and with that, great success.

So what is the community co-op? The Co-op is a great way to bring fresh produce home for a fraction of the cost of buying at the grocery and the best part, it is  mostly local. Combining the buying power of all its members ( that’s you!) the co-op purchases local produce, meats and other foodie delights for you all year-long. There are several ‘boxes’ to choose from, samplers, and extras to make your buying experience the best possible.

Some big changes have happened since the re-launch and all for the better. Community co-op now offers weekly box pick up and at more locations to make it easier for you to get your share. Boxes now include MORE produce and incorporate more local goods as well as organic options.

Some local companies involved are silver bean coffee,  happy monkey hummus , and  Shepard’s and beehive cheese, Farnsworth farm, Jones Bee’s local honey and  Tagge’s farm .  All gluten-free items, meat and bread are local as well and during the winter months  when local produce is scarce the co-op still makes sure to purchase from local produce importers. They are always adding new local companies so check out their options here https://thecommunitycoop.org/Controller/orderup.php.

Volunteering at the co-op has its perks as well and the help is always needed. If you want to help  they are always in need of people to run a local pickup location,  distribute boxes at a team site , help with outreach events and   promotion.  Your time  and effort can get you a 20% off online or at their local markets. Volunteering isn’t just about  the discounts, it is how everything is possible at the co-op.  Make new friends, help your local community and be a part of something great, find out more about volunteer opportunities here: https://thecommunitycoop.org/Controller/volunteer.php.

So,  what are you waiting for? Check out  Thecommunitycoop.org/ today and see just how amazing it is for yourself. Ordering is quick and easy and you can even purchase a box for Crossroads Urban Center to help feel a local needy family.

 Ogden pickup locations:

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YELLOW pick-up site: 10:00-10:30am in the Bonneville Building at 1186 East 4600 South, Ogden, UT 84403. (Available every 1st & 3rd Saturday.)

Ogden Bonneville Park
RED pick-up site. 10:20-10:50 am. (Available every week.)

Ogden, Jefferson Park
RED pick-up site. 8:00-8:30. (Available every week.)

Ogden Weber CAP
GREEN pick-up site. 9:00-10:00 am 3159 Grant Ave. (Every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Ogden Youth Impact
BLUE pick-up site. 9:30- 10:30 am 2305 Grant Ave. (Every 1st Saturday of the month)



Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.