Who We Are

Brighton Food Co-op (BFC) is a non-profit cooperative buying club owned and run by its members. Our mission is to make wholesome foods and earth-friendly products available to our membership and to provide a forum for nutritional education and exchange of ideas.

Membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religious affiliation, political persuasion, etc. In fact, membership is limited in only two ways:

Members buy food and other products in bulk from United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), Frontier Co·op, and various other suppliers (see Outside Vendors), then exchange their distribution labor for cost savings on the products (close to wholesale).

Products available through BFC are the type offered by health food stores and specialty grocery stores. They include, but are not limited to:

BFC has no store front. Members meet every 4 weeks in a large room rented from a local church to receive the products that were ordered and then to distribute them to the ordering members. Most members work together to divide the items and distribute them to individual members. However, some workers serve as "batchers": prior to each distribution, they take orders from members, consolidate the orders, and submit them to the appropriate suppliers. (For more information about the ordering process, see How to Order.)

BFC operation is guided by a Board of Directors elected by the membership on an annual basis. The Board consists of a President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For the specific duties of these jobs, see the Policy Handbook.)

If you are interested in becoming a member of BFC, see How to Join. For more information about the co·op, feel free to explore this website, or contact the co·op's Secretary (see Board).