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We love food!

Join the co-op and celebrate flavor, community and abundance.

All our locations are open to the public. You do not have to be a member to shop.

La Montañita, a consumer cooperative, believes in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy with results that justify the resources used.

La Montañita Co-op offers fresh organic produce, bulk foods, local organic beef, lamb and other meats and cheeses, fair trade products and a wide variety of natural and organic groceries, freshly prepared deli foods, natural body care, vitamins and supplements. We are a community-owned, consumer cooperative with three locations in Albuquerque, one in Santa Fe, and one in Gallup.

The Co-op is a leader in the local foods movement! We support local farmers through the Food-Shed Project. This initiative helps local farmers and producers get their products into more markets. Over 1,100 local products from 400 local producers make it to small community grocers, restaurants, and commercial kitchens as a result of the Co-op Distribution Center.

We know local, but we call it community. We serve our membership, but we also collaborate with farmers, local food and environment advocates, and educators to build community awareness about the links between food, health and the environment.

La Montañita Co-op is a community owned, consumer cooperative. We opened our first store serving 300 families in 1976 at the corner of Central and Girard in Albuquerque. Since then, we have grown to 17,000 members owning six stores in Albuquerque, Gallup and Santa Fe.

We support:

  • Increased access to, and purchase of healthy foods.
  • A growing regenerative agriculture sector that uses sound environmental practices.
  • A thriving and sustainable local economy that benefits members and community.
  • A strengthened co-operative community.

What is a Co-op?
Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Co-op Principles:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Education, Training and Information
  • Cooperation among Cooperatives
  • Concern for Community