San Diego's Best In Organic Produce
& Customer Service

Everyone can shop, Anyone can join!

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is a member-owned vegetarian food co-op that has been serving the community since 1972. Originally a worker's collective, the cooperative has grown to include 6,000 feet of retail space and more than 13,500 member/owners. The Co-op offers an extensive selection of organic produce, grocery, dairy, and bulk foods and herbs, as well as vitamins and homeopathics, cruelty-free bodycare, and aromatherapy products. Enjoy a full service award winning deli featuring a delicious selection of home-style vegetarian and vegan entrees, salads, sandwiches, freshly prepared baked goods, desserts, and more! At People's, San Diego's only customer-owned grocery store, we specialize in products that are organic, wholesome, minimally processed, vegetarian and environmentally safe.

November News

Next Board Meeting
Monday, November 23 at 6 p.m.

  • Outreach & Education Committee
    Chair, Andi Briceno
    Meeting: November 16, 5:30 p.m.

  • Planning Committee
    Chair, Stephanie Mood
    Meeting: November 16, 6:30 p.m.

  • Finance Committee
    Chair, Steve Myrick
    Meeting: November 16, 7 p.m.

Run for a Seat on the Co-op's Board of Directors!
People's Co-op's Board of Directors (the board) is made up of member-owners like you. There are three seats open to be filled in the upcoming election, which will conclude at the Co-op's Annual Meeting in April, 2016.

Qualifications include an interest in the continued success of People's Co-op, experience working cooperatively in a group, and the willingness and ability to make a regular time commitment. Each director contributes approximately five to ten hours per month for up to a three year term. Most meetings are held on Monday evenings after 5 p.m. A few times a year, directors are required to attend weekend events such as the Co-op's Annual Meeting and the Co-op's Owner Appreciation Birthday Party.

The board makes policy and financial decisions to ensure that People's Co-op remains strong and healthy, and is responsive to the needs of the membership. The board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Co-op's General Manager, who handles the day-to-day operations of the business. Experience on a board, in business or in finance can be helpful, but is not required. Additionally, there are opportunities that may require out of town travel once or twice per year. Travel expenses are funded by the Co-op.

Board candidate application forms are available at People's. Applications are also available on the Co-op's website by clicking the "Board of Directors" page link. All applications must be submitted in person to the Membership Desk, located on the second floor, no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Need more information? Email Chris Young at or call People's at (619) 224-1387 and ask for Amber.

People's will be Closed on Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving Day.
People's is Open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th.

People's Co-op Owner Appreciation Days
Thursday, November 19
10% off purchases*
Seniors with an active People's membership receive an extra
Owner Appreciation Day
Tuesday, November 17
* excludes no further discount items

People's Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We accept
Beacon Award