Eat Local Sudbury, not your average grocery store.
The Larch Street store does carry a wide variety produce, meet and value added goods, just like the standard shop. What sets Eat Local apart, is that product is coming from within 150 miles radius of Sudbury, Secondarily from the rest of Ontario.
The grocery store got started as a buyer’s club, thanks to a small group of Sudburians who challenged themselves to eat only locally produced foods. In 2007 the group incorporated Eat Local as a co-operative and started selling at a booth at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. It was soon realized that there is a high demand for locally and ethically produced food in Sudbury. And thus, Eat Local Sudbury Co-op was born.
As a Co-operative, Eat Local is a membership driven organization, existing to serve members and promote local food. You don’t have to be a member at the store to shop there, but it does have its benefits. Including a vote at member meetings and AGMs, opportunities to get involved, Member’s loyalty program, and you own your own grocery store. As a member, you are part owner, whether you are a consumer or producer.