The Neighborhood Co-op is a local grocery store that specializes in organic groceries, health foods, alternate medicine, and promotes local farmers and vendors when possible. This grocery store is different in the sense that shoppers have the option of becoming co-owners with voting power over the future of the store by purchasing a $100 share in the store. This share offers many benefits, one which includes the possiblity of getting a rebate on groceries at the end of the fiscal year.
This store offers beneftis beyond healthful living to the shopper. In fact, I have used this store to purchase natural healing products for my cats, as well as creating a baby shower basket made out of organic baby food (in part) for my sister when she was expecting my nephew. The price for the products are a bit high compared to what you would pay at Kroger or Schnucks but I think it is worth it to pay a bit extra for my health.