As a cooperative business, Seward Community Co-op exists to sustain a healthy community with two full-service grocery stores and a café. We are passionate about sourcing products from makers who share our values and that are the highest possible quality. We prioritize product selection using our Community Foods—Values Every Day program. In addition to the criteria for vendor selection that is part of Community Foods, we consider products for our shelves that are:

  • whole foods/minimally processed
  • meet specific dietary and/or cultural needs of Seward Co-op shoppers
  • certified organic
  • sourced from humanely treated animals
  • sourced from sustainable fisheries
  • fair trade
  • WIC compliant
  • Nourish staples

As a cooperative, we believe in the power of economic democracy. Rather than discontinuing a product line during a boycott, we encourage shoppers to vote with their dollars.