Who we are

As a cooperative, we are proud to be a part of a global movement to put people, principles, and the planet before profit. It is through this guiding principle that we attract a superior team of outstanding individuals who make the Co-op a fantastic place to work. 

What We Need

We hire enthusiastic team players who are self-motivated, courteous, and professional. We like to have fun and employ hardworking, friendly folks who do as well. We seek out people who like to come to work every day and are ready to help make our community a better place to be. 

Join Our Team

We are looking for hardworking, fun people—people with a passion for food, learning, and creating delight for others. While various positions may have different responsibilities, we expect everyone to work as team and to roll up their sleeves and pitch in as necessary.

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What We Offer

Unlike most businesses that make decisions primarily to maximize profits, cooperatives make decisions to maximize service to their owners and the community. At the Ashland Food Co-op, we put people, principles, and the planet before profit and take care of our employees with this principle in mind. Do you share our passion? Read on:

Compensation & Benefits

  • We pay a competitive wage and we reward our employees with regular pay increases and opportunities for growth and advancement as positions become available.
  • Employee discount
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Dental & vision coverage
  • Long & short-term disability insurance
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Jury pay
  • Bereavement pay
  • Employee assistance program
  • Leave of absence

Our non-management employees enjoy union membership in their own employee-operated Employee Alliance. All non-management employees become members of the Employee Alliance on their 30th day of employment.


We promote our employees based on their performance, which means passion, dedication, and hard work provide opportunities for growth. We encourage our employees to expand their knowledge about our business specifically and about the cooperative movement in general. We offer our employees paid training classes and training on the job.


We're flexible—we work with our employees to develop work schedules that meet their needs and the needs of the business.

We act with integrity—we treat others as we would like to be treated.

We value open and honest communication and are committed to listening to and considering the needs of all.
It's simple, really—we believe that doing the right thing, for employees, Co-op owners, customers, and vendors—is the right thing to do.

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