Our Ends

Common Ground is guided by four Ends

These Ends, or missions, were developed by our owners and our Board of Directors to guide us towards improving our community, each day.

End 1: The Co-op is the center of a vibrant, inclusive community.

End 2: The cooperative movement is strengthened.

End 3: The Co-op serves as an educational resource on food issues.

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


Every year, we measure all the ways we worked to meet our Ends. This report will detail how we specifically worked to meet our four Ends and showcase our response to the challenges and calls-to-action we were presented last year.

Read our 2020 Impacts Report