"I Own a Grocery"

Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. Wheatsville is the only retail food cooperative in Texas and has over 21,000 invested owners. Invested owners participate democratically and financially in the co-op. In 2013, we were proud to have realized our dream of opening a second store.

For a one-time investment of $70 a person becomes an invested owner and is eligible to vote in annual elections, run for a seat on the board of directors, receive sale prices on goods and receive a patronage rebate in sufficiently profitable years. Wheatsville is open to all shoppers does not charge a surcharge to non-members.

Voted ‘Best Neighborhood Grocery ’ by the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Poll for nine years in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.

The Wheatsville Mission Statement

The purpose of Wheatsville Co-op is to create a self-reliant, self-empowering community of people that will grow and promote a transformation of society toward cooperation, justice, and non-exploitation.

The mission of Wheatsville Co-op is to serve a broad range of people by providing them goods and services, using efficient methods that avoid manipulation of the consumers, and minimize exploitation of the producers or damage to the environment. The primary focus for this mission is supplying high-quality food and non-doctrinaire information about food to people in Austin, Texas.