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Review: Not a co-op in the truest sense (i.e worker owned collective) it will do for most of your vegan needs. But if you want local produce you need to hit the Tues or Sat Farmers market (Alex Thomas Plaza) or the Westside Renaissance Market on Clay which is focused on providing locally sourced products. Ukiah Nat Foods is focusing on pumping out more mainstream (think UNFI) "natural" edible foodlike substances than high quality locally produced food. Extensive supplement and cosmetic section. Staff is hit-n-miss as far as knowledge of products. TCM's available. Nice bulk herbal tinctures. Respectable bulk loose leaf tea selection. Look for seaweed over by the bulk herbs/teas. Coffee and smoothie/juice bar. Smoothies are weak (using frozen fruit and ice), providing no add-ons. Good juices (carrot, beet, etc). Minimal vegan selection in the sandwich cooler. Extensive frozen section, if that's your thing.