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logoGreat Basin
Community Food Co-op
Reno, NV

The Great Basin Community Food Co-op is a 100 percent community-owned grocery store. We are like a grocery store with values and a mission. 

Our purpose is to promote our local food system and to serve as a sustainable cooperative model for access to wholesome food. Our slogan is “Know your food. Know your water. Know your community.”

We are democratically run by electing representatives to a board, and we rely on member feedback and surveys to guide our mission and long-term strategic decisions. 

Our first preference in seeking out our co-op’s products is of course, local first! We are committed to helping local vendors find an outlet to retail their healthy and sustainable produce, and homemade and handmade goods.

Overall, we aim to fortify our local food system, which includes all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a population: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal of food and food-related items.