Latest Co-op News & Events

Apply for a 2015 Community Shopping Day

Each year the Co-op awards 12 Community Shopping Days to worthy local community organizations. Selected organizations receive 2% of the Co-op’s total sales on the third Saturday of their designated month, plus all register donations made during the month through the Donate the Difference program, and the opportunity to educate shoppers about their programs in the Co-op newsletter and with in-store displays.

All applications must be submitted electronically. The application deadline is Monday, September 1. Download the information and application, then email completed application to

See the 2014 Community Shopping Day recipients and learn more about the program.

Questions? Contact Karl at or 360-734-8158, ext. 160.

carlton-complex-flyer_400x973Collecting Donations for our Neighbors

We are accepting donations at our registers for the Apple Valley Red Cross.

Donations will assist our neighbors in need after the devastating Carleton Complex wildfires.

The largest wildfire in recorded state history, the Carlton complex fire has burned more than 250,489 acres, or nearly 400 square miles.

Many homes and businesses have been destroyed, and residents whose homes are still standing are coping with a lack of power and access to well water.




Take Our Survey

We invite you to share your ideas as we continue the process of improving the Downtown Co-op experience.

First, learn a bit about our plans for the Downtown store and the new Co-op Connections Building at 405 E. Holly Street by reading Jim Ashby’s update and looking at the FAQs and a summary of community input on the project. Then, access the three-question survey here.

We look forward to hearing your ideas for future improvements to the Co-op.

Update on the Downtown Expansion from the General Manager

Co-op New buildingv2On November 1, the Co-op seized an exciting opportunity and purchased the building located directly across Holly Street from the Downtown store. Securing that building was the first step of an ambitious 2- to 3-year project that will result in an improved experience in both the Downtown store and parking lot—and in the new building, which is full of potential.

The project will proceed in three phases:
Phase I—Remodel the new Co-op Connections Building to accommodate administration offices, the Healthy Connections classroom, a community meeting space, and a bakery production facility with a small retail storefront. Completed by early 2015.
Phase II—In 2015 we will be sprucing up the Downtown store with a remodeled deli to include expanded deli offerings and mezzanine seating. Completed by fall 2015.
Phase III—Expand and reconfigure the parking lot—dependent on approval of zoning changes—to add a minimum of 15 parking spaces and improve the traffic flow. Completion in summer of 2015 or 2016.

Read the FAQs about the expansion project. Read a summary of community input on the project.

Downtown Co-op • Map • 1220 N. Forest St. at Holly St • Store: 7 am to 10 pm • Deli: 7 am to 9 pm
Cordata Co-op • Map • 315 Westerly at Cordata Pkwy • Store: 7 am to 9 pm • Deli: 7 am to 9 pm
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