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Big on bulk

Buying in bulk doesn’t mean dealing with large quantities. At the co-op, we’re big on bulk because buying in bulk means buying products with minimal or no packaging.

The best part is that it’s easier on the earth and your pocketbook. 

Bulk rice & beans webLess Food Waste
Research shows that between 25% and 50% of the food Americans purchase ends up in the garbage or compost. Buying in bulk means you can buy only the amount you need– no waste!

Lower Costs, Lower Prices
Without all those packages to design, manufacture and fill, our suppliers can offer us better costs on bulk foods than packaged foods, and we pass those savings on to you.

Less Packaging Waste
Americans discard 570 million pounds of food packaging each day. By bringing your own containers for bulk foods, you avoid much of the waste associated with packaged products.

How to buy in bulk
1 If you bring your own container, weigh it and record the weight while empty. That’s the tare weight.

2 Fill your container with the amount you need. Please use the clean scoops and funnels provided or ask for assistance if needed. We’re happy to help!

3 Record the PLU number from the bin on the container. All the cashier will need is the PLU number, tare weight and product.

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