For 40 years the High Falls Food Co-op has been committed to providing it’s members and shopping community with the healthiest, most environmentally safe, and animal welfare friendly products.

Our product standards reflect our by-laws which state that the HFFC “make(s) directly available foods that are wholesome, economical and are as organic and additive free as possible, and represent alternative nutritional sources. Other goods will be made accessible which reflect similar concern for their effect on the health and environment during production and disposal. Local and regional networks will be supported, particularly for ecological and economical reasons that further our purposes.”

In line with our by-laws our department buyers research and seek out products that meet these standards:

  • Organic
  • Locally produced
  • Non-GMO
  • Sustainably produced
  • Ethically produced
  • Fair trade and ethical labor practices
  • Grass fed, free range, antibiotic & hormone free animal products
  • Wild caught fish
  • No processed white sugar
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • No bleached or bromated flours
  • No artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colorings, flavorings or additives

The world of food ingredients is increasingly a complex and confusing place. We’ve seen the word “natural” used to sell foods that are anything but, as well as the continuing battle over labeling GMO’s. Our buyers and management team strive to stay on top of these changes and are open to suggestions and product recommendations.

As member-owners and shoppers you are always welcome to drop us a message in our suggestion box at the entrance to the store or talk to one of the department heads in person. We are a consumer driven co-op and rely on our educated members and shoppers to suggest items that we should carry that meet our product standards. Let us know what you think!

by: Adriana Magaña