Consistently Improving Itself...
Posted on 06 / 17 / 2013
UPDATED: Over the last year and a half or so I have noticed great improvement in the co-op. Signage has improved and they also updated their Bulk Spices area making the area much easier and faster to use. The new management/direction is a positive which is why I have given the co-op 3 cows now. If improvements improve I will move this up again.
ORIGINAL REVIEW (2 cows): I love co-ops as a concept but I have to say this is the least organized co-op I have encountered. Basically, figure out what items are worth it for you to get here and get those items here.
On a super positive note, they carry these carob dipped rice cakes in peanut butter and mint that are AMAZING! Try these!!!
That being said, this is also a worthy choice if you wish to pick up bulk items. I stock up on rolled oats and organic spices at half to a fourth of the cost of me buying these items individually in a regular store. Just bring your own container and have the staff measure & tare the container so that you can refill it each time you come (make sure you ask them to write the weight on the container to save you time).
This is a small location and from my understanding, I ended my membership at the end of last year, they are in a management transition phase and are working on making the store operate better. These changes are not yet visible to me as a sporadic shopper though.
Some of the reasons why I ended my membership were disorganization and lack of stock of the few items I could only get at this location. I also found that some of the items I thought I could only get here can be brought at Anna's Health Food Store in Highland Park across the river.
Updated from previous review on Friday July 29, 2011
bulk items, vegan foods for sale, soups are great
low stock, unorganized