Urban Greens Food Co-op is a consumer-owned cooperative working to open a full-scale retail grocery store in Providence, RI. The store will provide and promote healthy, affordable, sustainably-sourced, and local food options.
Urban Greens Food Co-op won’t be just another grocery store! It will be a community directed market that will bring fresh, healthy and locally produced foods of the highest quality to our city and state.
Similar to an indoor farmers’ market, our Co-op will make local produce, dairy, poultry, seafood and meat accessible year-round. This will support the sustainability of our farmers and local economy, as well as the health of our community.
Urban Greens Food Co-op is committed to being a resource and empowering people to eat well and live well.
Become a member today! Member owners all own equity shares of the future store. The equity funds pooled from member’s fees are the seed money for the retail grocery store.
We feed scratch to the chickens,
who pay us with eggs from their coop.
We pack the eggs in cartons to be delivered
Safe and clean--without a scratch--
To our co-op. Nestled in the fridge, waiting
to be scooped up and traded fairly,
to save the co-op shoppers some scratch,
and help us farmers earn a little scratch,
Some of which, of course,
we feed to the chickens.