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 is answerable to you.

The Phoenix Earth Food Co-op is also known as the Toledo Natural Food Co-Op, a name we have used in the past.


  • Weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Events—Latest News Updates

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    Are you interested in volunteering with the Phoenix Earth Food Co-op? Join us at our monthly Community Outreach meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and discover what the co-op is doing in Toledo. The meetings begin at 6pm, location TBD. There will be no pressure to volunteer, that's a promise! For information about upcoming outreach activities or meetings, please contact the director, Will Mellon, at 419.410.6310 or email him at

    From our general manager

    Board Meeting

    The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The regular place of board meetings is the Jamie-Black Room at the main branch of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604. The next meeting will be on July 23, 2014. All members welcome.

    On February 26th, the board appointed Will Mellon to fill the seat emptied by David Bohon. (A board appointment is good until the yearly member meeting.) He earlier had been on the board, elected in 2008.

    Label-the-Truth Meeting February 18th, 7:30 p.m.

    Our Board President, Sean Nestor, and General Manager, Lisa Blake, are on the steering committee of Label-the-Truth Ohio. The mission of Label-the-Truth is to put a constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot that mandates the labeling of GMOs. We're forwarding this announcement for those of you who are interested in getting informed and getting involved.

    The Co-op does not involve itself in partisan politics, but it DOES promote health and well-being of the individual and community through education about food issues, and, of course, always offering the best food at the best prices.

    Annual Meeting, New Board

    The 2013 annual membership meeting was held on Sunday, Oct 6th. Two new board members were elected: Alyx Kendziersk and Nichole Nauden. Shelly Boraby, David Bohon, and Sándor Halász were re-elected. All of us on the Board look forward to working with our members to lead the Co-op towards growth and prosperity.

    GMO labeling, March Against Monsanto

    A message from the GM, Lisa Blake