About the Valley Food Co-op

Board of directors:

Laura Cranson has been a Co-op employee for 30 years!
Photo Courtesy of Alex Riehl

President: Paul Niebel
VicePresident: Dean Swift
Treasurer: Maya ter Kuile-Miller
Secretary: Donna Mabry

Mary Hoffman
Lou Ann Cheslock Skinner


The Valley Food Co-op is a member-owned cooperative whose aim is to provide quality, wholesome food and goods at the lowest practical cost. We strive to make Co-op membership welcoming and accessible to all residents of our diverse community and the surrounding areas. As such, the Valley Food Co-op accepts a variety of forms of payment, including EBT.

The products that the Valley Food Co-op carries—as well as our business practices—reflect the values and needs of our members with a specific emphasis placed on building community, promoting social and economic well-being, and acting in an environmentally sensitive manner.


Without owners and members, the Co-op is simply a good idea. Please visit our Ownership/Membership page to learn how you can become a member.

Hours & Phone

Monday-Saturday 9 am - 7 pm Sunday 11 am - 5 pm 719-589-5727

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Calvin Tooley from Oklahoma was the first to play Pay It Forward Friday at the Valley Food Co-op! Every Friday one lucky shopper may get their entire purchase paid for up to $50! Calvin didn't win the Grand Prize but won $3 off his purchase. Everyone will win a discount or door prize today. Thanks for shopping at the Co-op Calvin! ... See MoreSee Less

After 31 years at the Valley Food Co-op, Laura Cranson has decided to retire. The Valley Food Co-op is looking for a General Manager committed to healthy food, healthy living and co-operative principles. Preference is for a team leader who creates a positive work environment for staff and clients, who is willing to collaborate with a Board of Directors to implement a vision for the owners; to build partnerships with community; and increase sales with unique and innovative strategies using a team approach with employees and board members to build a solid long-term customer base. Interested parties please email a request for a detailed job description to valleyfoodcoopboard@gmail.com, and submit letter of interest and resume to the same address. Deadline Sept. 1, 2017. We will miss you Laura!! ... See MoreSee Less

Palisade Peaches going on Special sale!!! $1.49/lb. They look delicious and quite juicy!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Valley Food Co-op added 3 new photos.

We have gorgeous greenery in our store today. We even have lovely bundles of Epazoté. Then we have the fresh green lettuces, cilantro, watercress and fresh mint.
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Valley Food Co-op added 3 new photos.

Handmade treasures by Mrs. Bea Mansanarez.

Mrs. Bea has been quilting, painting porcelain, and crafting in the San Luis Valley since 1980. She has won several awards over the years for her quilted art pieces. Please check out her quilted wall hangings and her other crafted pieces here at the Valley Food Coop.
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