What’s a Co-op?

Mississippi Market Co-op was started by a community of people working towards a common goal – creating access to good food. A co-op is the result of what can happen when people pool their energy and resources together to achieve a common goal. Co-ops are voluntarily owned and controlled by community members. More than 18,000 people have invested in our co-op by becoming member-owners. In return, Mississippi Market operates for the benefit of our member-owners and is guided by the articles and bylaws they approve.

At our co-op, we exist to serve our members – it’s what sets us apart. We care deeply about our community, and each day we work together to help support and sustain a local food economy. We couldn’t do this work without you – you are the co-op difference.

View our Mission & Values

Co-op Principles

Cooperatives around the world look to seven internationally recognized principles to guide them. By adhering to these cooperative principles, Mississippi Market stays connected and accessible to our member-owners and our community.

1. Voluntary & Open Membership

2. Democratic Member Control

3. Member Economic Participation

4. Autonomy & Independence

5. Education, Training, & Information

6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives

7. Concern for Community