Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is a member-owned vegetarian consumer 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 sit-down 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.
Next Board Meeting
Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. Committees
Planning Committee – Chair, Jim Kase
Meeting: May 13 6:30 p.m.
Finance Committee – Chair, Chet Nelson
Meeting: May 13, 7 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Co-op's Community Room
Co-op Election Update Thank you to the nearly 500 Co-op owners who voted in the Board of Directors' Annual
Election. Not everyone voted on every question, however the three seats on the board
were filled, the bylaw revisions passed with 453 yes votes and the Board of Directors'
stipend passed with 402 votes in favor and 84 votes against. Returning Board members
Ofelia Alvarado and Steve Myrick were joined by local farmer Christopher Young.
Thanks again for your participation, insuring the second co-op principle: democratic
People's Owner Appreciation Days
Thursday, May 9
10% off all purchases* Seniors with an active People's membership receive an extra Owner Appreciation
Wednesday, May 8!
* excludes no further discount items
Make Mom a Mother's Day Card
Saturday, May 11, 12 – 2 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room We've got all the art supplies you'll need to make Mom a thank-you card! Hosted by
People's - all ages welcome and encouraged to attend.
Take a Break - World Fair Trade Day
Saturday, May 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
People's Co-op Take a coffee and chocolate break with us on World Fair Trade Day! World Fair Trade
Day is the first global campaign for the Fair Trade movement, connecting producers and
customers around the world. At People's, we'll be sampling two varieties of Equal
Exchange organic Fair Trade products, coffee and chocolate! If you're looking for a pick
me up, try the Ethiopian Full City coffee: a complex roast that features black pepper,
blueberry, ginger, chocolate, and nutmeg tastes, all rolled up with a thick and creamy
"mouth-feel." We'll also be sampling Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt chocolate bars. This
is the chocolate that satisfies both your sweet and salty cravings: crunchy caramel bits
serve as the perfect complement to mouthwatering sea salt crystals.