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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    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.

    Other upcoming meetings

    Outreach: The regular meeting time of the Outreach Committee is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:30pm usually at Hermann's house, 3739 Sulphur Spring Rd., Ottawa Hills, OH 43606. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 17 at Hermann's house.
    Board: Regular meeting times are on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The November meeting was cancelled due the Thanksgiving holiday. A combined November-December meeting is being planned and the date will be announced shortly.

    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.

    Annual membership meeting

    The 2018 annual membership meeting was held on October 21, 6p-8pm, not at Pilgrim Church as originally planned, but at the store. Although we were all a little crowded in this small space, the spirits were high and expansive. I want to thank everybody who attended and contributed to making the meeting a great success. New ideas were presented and will make sure they are implemented

    Kristin Nortz was elected to the board for the first time. Anita Levin and Hermann von Grafenstein were re-elected.

    Let's keep the Co-op going! Hermann von Grafenstein, board president

    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.