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We are a non-profit member supported organic food co-op in the Ft. Walton Beach area. We began our co-op in the spring of 2009. Our members receive fresh organic produce bi-monthly at an affordable price. We started with 12 members and have now grown to over 90 members providing 72 bins of produce.

We are currently accepting new co-op members. Please have anyone interested in membership contact Marlice for more information or to get started.

EMAIL:  marlice@emeraldcoastorganicfoodcoop.org

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Quick Reference Guide

The produce list for the following Monday is published on Thursday or Friday. Click on the button above for your pod. The top button will take you to the produce pick-up dates for each pod.

The produce list is usually accurate, but occasionally thee may be a last minute substitution due to the vendor being out of stock of a particular item.

Shared Bins

Occasionally some members find there is too much bounty in a full bin for their household, so they share with a “bin buddy”. Some members like to split everything down the middle while others prefer to take a particular item while leaving the entire amount of another item. For example, let’s say you and your bin buddy receive a pineapple and a cantaloupe. You might leave the pineapple, but keep the cantaloupe rather than cutting both in half at pick-up. Whichever option you choose, make sure you and your bin buddy have talked it over and agreed when not splitting evenly.

What to do with those new foods

Need help preparing a fruit or vegetable with which you may not be familiar? Check out our recipes section.

Tips for Produce Care

Wondering how to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh as long as possible? What’s the best way to clean your produce? Refer to our blog for tips on produce care and preparation.

Organic Food

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.  Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.” (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA)

About

We are a non-profit member supported organic food co-op in the Ft. Walton Beach area on the Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida. 

Who We Are

We are a group of people that are concerned with the type of nourishment we ingest. We recognize that organic foods are nourishing and are grown with care and integrity in an sustainable manner. We recognize that eating organic foods is a major part of the overall picture in obtaining good health. If you feel this too, consider becoming a member of our cooperative.

Our Purpose

  • We aim to make buying organic foods as affordable as possible for our members.
  • We are interested in sharing our message to our community on the benefits of organic foods for our health and the health of our environment.
  • We want to be part of the much needed paradigm shift in the direction of healthcare in this country.

How it Works

Fresh, organic produce is delivered to our member pick-up location each Monday. Members are asked to pick up their food by 6:00PM that day.

Most members participate in a bi-monthly subscription and pick-up their produce every other Monday. Some members elect to participate weekly. It’s your choice.

The current cost per bin of produce is $50.

Each “bin” has an assortment of organic fruit and vegetables balanced across these categories:  leafy green vegetables, flowering and stem vegetables, root vegetables, fruit and seed vegetables, as well as dessert fruits and citrus.

We are Member Supported

Our co-op is a member-supported organization with very minimal paid staff – one person helps out on a part-time basis. All other work associated with the co-op is provided on a volunteer basis by our members. We ask our members to volunteer at least twice a year in helping to sort produce from the delivery palettes to the bins.

Our History

We began our co-op in the spring of 2009. Our members receive fresh organic produce bi-monthly at an affordable price. We started with 12 members and have now grown to over 90 members providing 72 bins of produce.

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Contact

Contact Information:

Interested in being a member of the co-op?

Email: marlice@emeraldcoastorganicfoodcoop.org

Questions about payments and fees?

Email: marlice@emeraldcoastorganicfoodcoop.org

Produce Orders & Distribution:

Email: emcoastorganic@gmail.com

Website Suggestions?

Email: comments@emeraldcoastorganicfoodcoop.org

Location Information:

The co-op is located in the Café Organic building at:

113 Truxton Avenue

Fort Walton Beach, FL  32547