Welcome to Breadroot!
A cooperative is best defined as "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs." Through cooperative effort, a group of people can do what each person alone might never be able to do. A co-op puts business ownership, such as a grocery store, in the hands of people who otherwise would not have the means.
Member Owned, Open to ALL
“Member owned, open to all” reflects the fact that Breadroot Cooperative is democratically controlled by the members, and it suggests that not only is the Co-op open to all people, but that the store is not for members only. You don’t have to be a member to shop here.
Organically growing since 2001, Breadroot Cooperative is named after a native bean whose esculent roots are gathered in June from area prairies. The Breadroot is a natural example of the endurance and sustainability we strive to achieve.