East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic food market, serving the community since 1980.  As a local business, we support sustainable food, environmental responsibility, and our community.  

The East End Food Co-op exists to enhance the physical and social health in our community. To these ends, we will create:

1. A sustainable member-owner business open to everyone
2. An ethical and resilient food infrastructure
3. A vibrant, dynamic community of happy, healthy people
4. A creative vision to transform the future

We strive to promote products and methods that are:

   -Whole* and minimally processed*
  - Local*
   -Certified Organic
   -Certified Naturally Grown and/or Biodynamic
   -Non-GMO Project Verified/Specified Non-GMOCertified Fair Trade
   -Certified Humane
   -Minimally packaged or in recyclable &/or returnable containers
   -Produced using humane and ecologically sound methods that don’t exploit people, animals, or our environment

We will not knowingly carry products that:

   -Contain artificial ingredients, such as colorings, flavorings, preservatives or additives
   -Contain known harmful ingredients such as nitrates or nitrites, synthetic chemicals, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or MSG
  - Contain antibiotics or growth hormones
  - Have been tested on animals

*local = within a 250 mile radius of Pittsburgh extending to all of Pennsylvania
*whole = having only one ingredient: itself
*minimally processed = using traditional, low-tech methods of processing or preservation, for example:  smoking, roasting, freezing, canning, drying, or fermenting. These techniques do not fundamentally alter or separate whole foods.