Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.”
– The International Co-operative Alliance
Not only do we strive to adhere to these cooperative values, we have our own set of values in place:
- Supporting the local economy
- Working for global sustainability
- Outreach to our community
In turn, Mississippi Market’s mission is to create positive change in the community by influencing the production, distribution and enjoyment of food.
Unlike our conventional counterparts, we’re are owned and governed by member-shoppers and rooted in principles like community, voluntary and open membership, economic participation and cooperation. Because of these principles and practices, food co-ops inherently serve and benefit the communities where they are located.