About us


We’re a full service, cooperatively owned grocery store, which means we’re owned by members of the community (like you!) who buy shares. We’re passionate about naturally delicious, sustainable food—and that's just the beginning! Anyone can shop here and enjoy all the services we offer- from our delicious salad bar to our robust education program!


Common Ground is guided by four Ends. These Ends are the reason we exist and are the embodiment of our owners' vision- a statement created by the owners and their democratically elected Board of Directors.

1. The co-op is the center of a vibrant, inclusive community

2. The cooperative movement is strengthened

3. The co-op serves as an educational resource on food issues

4. Our local food system is equitable, robust, and environmentally sound.


What makes Common Ground so special is that we are cooperatively run. For a one-time investment of $60 you can become an owner of Common Ground. This investment means you are eligible to run for a seat on Common Ground's Board of Directors, vote in annual elections, receive special owner deals. You do not have to be an owner to shop at Common Ground. Everyone is welcome! We are open to all shoppers and offer the same prices to everyone, regardless of ownership.