Alberta Coop has been supporting the awesome Fresh Exchange program since 2009 and 2016 brings some big, exciting changes! Fresh Exchange is now called Double Up Bucks and has expanded to serve 50 markets across Oregon. This program enables people who receive SNAP (food stamp/EBT) benefits to double their money at farmers markets which increases access to fresh, wholesome food. We partner with Double Up Bucks so that more of our community gets to share in the bounty of farm direct, fresh food.
Contact – Alberta Co-op Grocery
Hi Will. Thanks for asking. You can talk to your neighbors and go to board meetings. Let the board know that you will not spend money there until Holly leaves. Alberta Coop and People’s Coop start their staff at a higher wage. Food Front could too. Most of all the staff deserves respect.
The Alberta Co-op Grocery is not currently hiring
Building community at the Alberta co-op has meant developing partnerships with area businesses, sponsoring cooking classes for low-income residents in a food program and working on a community garden in the Woodlawn neighborhood. It has also started a Bargain Basics program in which a few basic staples in each department are priced within reach of as many members of their Northeast Portland community as possible. "Everybody wants and deserves to eat healthy food," said Jocelyn Furbush, marketing and membership coordinator at Alberta.
February 2017 – Alberta Co-op Grocery
The Alberta Cooperative Grocery is a located in . Founded in 1997 as a food-buying club, the co-op opened its doors in 2001. It is owned by over 1000 member owners and is a member of the .Alberta Co-op Grocery buyers follow the co-ops extensive Buying Guidelines, which state: "ACG will strive to maintain a GMO-free product selection and actively educate members and customers about the issues of genetic manipulation in our food chain." Whenever store staff become aware of genetically modified ingredients in products, buyers research alternative options and alert customers through proper signage, with buyers frequently discontinuing those items.Alberta Cooperative seeks out and prioritizes products developed using organic and sustainable methods of agriculture whenever possible. Non-organics will be selected only if 1) the benefits of local outweigh the advantages of organic, 2) after research we find there is no organic option for a product that meets most or all of the other guidelines, 3) for political or environmental reasons organic is not available. The store prioritizes the purchasing of non GMO certified products and tries to maintain a GMO-free product selection and actively educate its members and customers about the issues of genetic manipulation in our food chain.Alberta Cooperative Grocery offers a wide range of produce, bulk foods, and groceries with an emphasis on products grown locally and sustainably. The store features local, organic, and free-range meats and dairy, a beer and wine department, and health and home products. You can also find fresh artisan breads, baked goods, magazines, handmade cards, and more.