You can’t help but notice it when you walk in a local cooperative grocery store. The atmosphere is pleasant, the sales are low-key, and the staff will take time to answer any questions. Local, organic and good-for-you products are the norm, not the exception.
It’s no surprise that the leaders in supporting local farmers, sustainable building, and recycling efforts would also provide their employees an average of a dollar more per hour in wages and benefits. Where will you find the most organic food choices? You guessed it: your local co-op. You can search here for the co-op nearest your home.