The Co-Op began at a community meeting where the question was asked, “Will this village support a grocery store?”. A board of directors was formed at that meeting, a farmers market was established and in 2 years with lots of help from lots of people, the answer became YES, we can and will support a store.
The Co-Op now occupies more than twice the space it did in 2005, employs several people, provides a consistent outlet for local farmers and vendors as well as national brand staples and specialty items. The Co-Op is also the most favored centrally located “hangout” in town.
Our building has been a store for the Dixon area since the 30’s. First as Zellers, and then as Lebeo’s and then Zellers again in the 90’s. The Embudo Valley Library purchased the building in 2002 and they now lease it to the Co-Op.