Good Foods Co-Op

Good Foods Co-op, founded in 1972 and located in Lexington, is central Kentucky’s only locally owned and operated cooperative grocery – something our 7,000+ owners are extremely proud of! We focus on local, natural, organic, non-GMO products and wholesome foods while supporting over 250 Kentucky farmers and producers. We offer fresh, local and organic produce; natural and local meats; fresh, sustainably-fished seafood; grab & go entrees; fresh sushi made with organic ingredients; gourmet cheese; olive bar; made-from-scratch baked goods; bulk dry goods, baking needs, and snacks; bulk herbs & spices; body care with ingredient lists you can feel good about; vitamins and supplements; gluten-free foods; and vegetarian/vegan products.

 

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Current Sustainable Practices

Energy Efficiency

  • Major lighting update to convert indoor lighting to energy efficient CFL and LED fixtures.
  • Installation of solar panels shared with Habitat ReStore used to power signage and parking lot lighting.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Use of reusable dishware in café and throughout staff offices to reduce waste production.
  • Store wide recycling program to limit waste production.
  • Policy implemented to discontinue use of plastic bags at checkouts. Customers encouraged bring their own reusable bags or make use of the paper bag options
  • Partnership with GleanKY to donate unused produce to families in need.

Water Conservation/Quality

  • Massive parking lot remodel as part of LFUCG Stormwater Incentive Program. Project includes native plant rain garden retention basin and permeable pavers to reduce runoff and pollution by allowing stormwater to naturally soak into ground.
  • Hosted and participated in multiple neighborhood litter cleanup events to enhance area beautification and improve water quality.
  • Bus stop equipped with living roof, solar panel, and gutter system to divert rainwater to underground catchment system.

Future Plans

  • Development of sustainable policies to be incorporated into corporate principles and practices including new hire materials and employee manuals.
  • Updated bike parking to encourage use of alternative transportation for patrons and employees.

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Member since 2016


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