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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    Care of the empty lot

    There are plans to make something pleasant of the empty lot. On May 5th clean-up is planned, and on May 25th planting and sowing. Members, come help!

    Board meetings

    The regular meeting time is the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm, by Zoom. The coming meeting is on May 22d. As always, members are welcome: ask Anita Levin through the contact page.


    On July 14th, 1p-5p, Phoenix s 32d anniversary will be celebrated with a potluck. With any luck, there will be planned new growth in the new lot.

    John Klear

    The Co-op mourns the untimely death of John Klear, a member of the Co-op community and former member of the Co-op's board of directors. John was co-creator of this website and more recently was a member of our Technology Committee. He had deep knowledge on a wide range of technology-related topics and had the best interest of the Co-op in mind. We will miss him sorely. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to John's family and friends.

    Yearly meeting

    The yearly member meeting was held on October 29, at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Adrienne Armstrong and Tom Fine were returned to the board, but yet two seats are left open. Any fully paid-up member who wishes to be chosen for the board, look here.

    Point-of-Sale system

    A point-of-sale system has been bought and installed. It has the scanner and everything one expects in one, and the member-roll, too. It can keep track of everyone s favorites, and, maybe some day, help give a member credit for being a faithful shopper.

    Outreach committee

    Since March 17 the outreach meetings have been cancelled. The regular meeting time of the Outreach Committee is the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 6:30pm. Maybe there will be irregular meetings.

    Presentation at the March meeting of the Old-West-End Association

    Due to the Coronavirus 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.

    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!