If you happen to live in the New York City area, check out the 4th Street Food Co-op. You do not need to be a member to shop there, but members do get discounts, and the store is run almost entirely by volunteers.
Why shop at the 4th Street Food Co-op?
*They support local farmers and communities by buying as local as possible, as organic as possible, and by stocking fair trade products.
*They are 100% vegetarian.
*They use 100% wind power to run their refrigerators, lights, and electronics.
*They have a huge selection of bulk products; grains, beans, pastas, snacks, pet food, nuts, cleaning supplies, and body care products (you can refill your shampoo bottle again and again! I've used the same bottle for almost two years!!!)
The Co-op is located at 58 4th Street(between Bowery and 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 11am-9pm