Awesome Produce

Come here to shop for groceries that are

  • Organically grown
  • Healthy (minimally processed and free from unnecessary additives)
  • Environmentally sound (locally grown or produced, minimally and ecologically packaged)

Our staff will be available for advice and questions.

A cooperative is a business owned and operated by its members, but you do not need to be a member to shop here. The are many advantages of membership, most importantly, you can elect a board of directors that answers to you.

Events—Latest News Updates

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    Presentation at the March meeting of the Old Wet End Association

    Due to the Corona virus pandemic, the March meeting of the Old West End Association has been cancelled. Consequently, I will not be able to give my presentation about the Coop. Instead I will produce a video for distribution.

    Upcoming meetings

    Due to the Corona virus pandemic, all meetings all meetings will be conducted online until further notice. The board and the outreach committee are planning to use WebEx for this purpose. If you want to attend, please send email to me using the bord page and I will send you a meeting invite.

    Outreach: The March 17 outreach meeting is cancelled. The regular meeting time of the Outreach Committee is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:30pm
    Board: Regular meeting times are on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held on March 25, 2020. As always, members are welcome. Let me know ahead of time and I will send an invite.

    Annual Meeting

    Our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting was held on October 27. Kristin Nortz resigned from the board and Sándor Halász was elected in her place.

    Phoenix mentioned in Toledo Blade

    Mary Bilyeu, the food editor of the Toledo Blade mentions Phoenix in her feature article about the opening of Whole Foods in Toledo. After welcoming Whole Foods, Mary reminds readers not to abandon already established health food stores. She mentions Bassets, Claudia's, Fresh Market, Fresh Thyme, and then turns her attention to us:
    "...And closest to my heart, I have to say, is the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, 1447 W. Sylvania Ave., which was founded in 1992. Its warmth and coziness are so inviting ÔÇô you can't walk in without being seen and greeted immediately by staff. It is cooperatively run, democratic and conscientious in its consumerism. It has been a haven for those on special diets, supports local organic growers (and even grows some items in its own basement), and strives to offer both longtime favorite items and the newest, trendiest tastes."

    Thank you, Mary!

    Phoenix at the Old-West-End festival

    There was rain and hail; nonetheless, passers-by were treated to the uses and the merits of this cooperative grocery, and around 20 e-mail addresses were gathered. One of those who offered an e-mail address soon after also joined. It came off well.

    A Phoenix bake-sale

    This past September 30th the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op outreach community hosted a bake sale to raise funds for repairs. We received many delicious donations of baked goods. The event was well attended and we made $120 for the co-op. Thanks for all who donated and purchased items. Can't wait till next year!

    Phoenix in the Blade

    The co-op was featured in the online Newsslide section of the Blade. Have a look: Phoenix in Blade.