Boulder Cooperative Food patrons ride their bikes to Superior for the annual bike-powered Costco shop.

We are a member owned and operated bulk-food buying cooperative in Boulder, Colorado. We aim to give our members affordable access to simple, high quality food. We operate at cost, and keep costs low by doing the work ourselves and buying directly from producers and wholesalers. Our suppliers include Golden Organics, Frontier Co-op, Costco, Equal Exchange, and Conscious Coffees.

Our prices are 30-50% lower than Boulder grocery stores (based on our 2018 price comparison).


We are democratically governed by our members, and all members share in the economic benefits of the cooperative. Individual members pay a $25 equity share and institutional members pay a $250 equity share (refundable if you later choose to leave). This money supports our operations and allows us to place orders without relying on credit. While non-members can make purchases, they pay higher prices and cannot vote in elections.


We coordinate orders via an online platform and require electronic prepayment. Orders are placed every 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the supplier, and delivered to a central location where volunteers receive and sort the products. Everyone is then invited to pick up their orders during designated pickup times.

Place and pay for orders at
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Contact us

General inquiries –
Board of Directors –

Board of Directors

Place orders
  1. Register an account

    Register your Foodclub account at For a personal account, use your name as the username (john.doe, KatieSmith); for an organizational account, use the organization's name as the username (picklebric, theBeet). Once approved by an admin, you will be notified by email that you can sign in.
  2. Edit your settings

    Edit settings and contact information at Name, phone, and email should be updated as needed to always point to an appropriate contact person.
  3. Configure payments

    The cooperative uses Stripe to accept payments from both debit/credit cards (2.9% + $0.30 fee) and bank accounts (0.8% fee, $5 max). We suggest paying by bank account to avoid the high credit card fees. Add a bank account to your Foodclub account at, then follow the directions to verify the bank account using microdeposits (takes 2-3 business days). You can make manual payments or activate automatic payments at Since failure to prepay for your order results in your removal from the order, we strongly encourage activating automatic payments (with option "Auto-pay any negative balance").
  4. Place orders

    To search for and add items to your order, select a supplier ("Select source") and click "Order", or use the global "Product search". The listed prices do not include markup (10% for members, 15% for non-members) and sales tax (3.86% for food, 8.845% for non-food). The order cycle proceeds as follows:

    1. Place your order by the deadline.
    2. Either enable automatic payments or ensure your prepaid balance is equal to (or larger than) your shopping cart total. Both numbers are displayed at the top of the page.
    3. On the deadline, the order locks automatically.
    4. An admin generates invoices (only then are they visible to users), triggers prepayments ("pending charges"), and drops users with insufficient balances (and without automatic payments enabled).
    5. An admin submits the orders to our suppliers.
    6. Once the items are delivered and our suppliers paid, an admin finalizes the invoices and archives the orders. Sales tax and any price changes or out-of-stock items are automatically applied to user balances.
  5. Buy member equity shares

    Individual / household membership requires a (refundable) $25 equity share per adult (16+ years old) in a household. If you choose to buy these in installments, please email with your target number so that we know when to consider you a member. Institutional membership requires a flat (refundable) $250 equity share. You can add shares to your order at Members pay a lower markup (10%) than non-members (15%).
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Other sources

Bulk suppliers, work trades, and other sources of affordable high-quality goods in the Boulder area (local or by delivery) that we do not order from but that our members have interacted with directly and recommend.