At Tidal Creek Co-op, we care about community and the food we eat. We actively seek and promote locally and organically grown products that support health and well-being.
Tidal Creek Co-op was incorporated in 1982 as a consumer-owned cooperative natural food store. From the beginning, offering high quality natural foods at competitive prices has been central to Tidal Creek’s philosophy. Because of this, shopping at the Co-op means experiencing the comfort and assurance of knowing that on the shelves you will find the best, most healthful products available at the best possible prices.
We are dedicated to serving and connecting our community through a thriving natural foods cooperative business.
Our vision is to foster and nourish the health of the individual, community and planet by offering:
- High quality natural, organic and local foods and other environmentally sound products
- A comfortable, affordable place to shop and share knowledge
- Education and training to help people make informed choices towards well being
- A sustainable and economical model which invests in the local and cooperative communities
Our Buying Standards
We strive to make the best choices on behalf of our customers in keeping with our mission. We are open and honest about our product and pricing practices.
Our primary focus is to provide quality products that are artisan, local, sustainably produced, healthful, humanely raised and reflect fair trade practices. We feature and promote these products. We seek out and cultivate suppliers for these products and we also produce them ourselves. We make every effort to provide reliable information about the benefits and effectiveness of the products we select.
We also carry products that respond to our community’s immediate desires, including convenience foods, less expensive choices and foods important to our culture and tastes. We decide on these products through a dialogue with the community that includes a number of considerations: our buying ability, product and supplier attributes and community input.