In determining whether a product is deserving of inclusion on Good Foods’ shelves, our buyers and managers will assess it for the following favored characteristics:

LOCAL

ORGANIC

HUMANELY RAISED/PRODUCED

SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED

MADE BY A CO-OP

GMO-FREE

FAIR TRADE

MADE BY A SMALL PRODUCER

OWNER/CUSTOMER REQUEST

MINIMALLY PROCESSED

EXCELLENT QUALITY and/or VALUE

FREE OF TRANS FATS OR OTHER KNOWN HARMFUL INGREDIENTS

 

The more of these characteristics a product has, the more likely it will earn a spot on our shelves. Of these, LOCAL and ORGANIC shall be valued most highly. Because the above characteristics can sometimes be in conflict with one another, our buyers and managers must use their judgment in balancing consumer needs and organizational values.

The Co-op will maintain an absolute ban on the following:

PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS

SEAFOOD ON THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM’S RED LIST