Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is proud to offer a marketplace for local, organic produce. Locally owned since 1973, the Co-op is the place where quality food, inspiration and community meet.

  • Shop for your favorite natural foods, as well as organic and healthy alternatives to your favorite grocery items. When you shop at the Co-op, you skip the trans-fats, the preservatives, and all those chemicals your body would rather do without.

    At the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op you will find:

    • 100% organically grown produce
    • certified organic meat & poultry
    • seafood from sustainable sources
    • artisan & alternative cheese
    • unique wine & micro-brews
    • deli, buffet & juice bar
    • body care, supplements & herbs
    • organic coffee & tea
    • bulk items
    • vegan & raw foods
    • fair trade goods & gifts
    • learning center & cooking school

    Co-ops are a place where everyone is welcome. While you don’t have to be an owner to shop, it’s easy and fun to join. Best of all, you’ll feel good sharing in the bounty of a business that will be locally owned forever, a business with integrity that supports the local community and at the same time builds connections with our local growers. Below are some of the many benefits of being an owner of Sacramento Natural Foods. Find out about the Benefits of Ownership.

    For over forty years, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has been owned by thousands of members of the community. Our store works for the benefit of the communities it serves, providing a wide selection of quality products and a connection to the people who grow and produce them. Click here to view Community Overview.

    Our purpose is to provide our community with seasonal, local, organic food that is wholesome, delicious and made fresh in our kitchen daily. We aim to serve our customers’ wide variety of dietary preferences, and we change our menu with the seasons. Our deli features an organic salad bar, a hot buffet that changes daily, dozens of fresh salads, fresh juices, fair trade organic coffee and more. To view our Buffet Menu click here.

    We hold the products that we sell in our Wellness Department to very high standards in requiring that they be free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and other unnecessary additives. Additionally, we select manufacturers that share our environmental, social, and cooperative conscience. We respect diverse opinions about what is healthy and in turn offer a broad range of products at the most competitive prices possible to meet the needs of as many of our customers as we can. Click here to read about our Wellness Department.

    The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op’s Cooking School & Community Learning Center is just one way we are working to fulfill our purpose to be trusted source of natural foods and products and a reliable source for consumer information.

    Our program offers something for everyone — from cooking classes and wellness seminars to gardening workshops and farm to fork events — to make connections about important food, health and environmental issues.

    The Co-op’s classes feature the high quality, local and organic ingredients we sell in our store. Students receive a “shop after class” coupon for special savings after each class. Click here to view class schedule.

    Class registration line: 916-868-6399

  • Co-op Learning Center and Cooking School

    The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op’s Cooking School & Community Learning Center is just one way we are working to fulfill our purpose to be trusted source of natural foods and products and a reliable source for consumer information.

    Our program offers something for everyone — from cooking classes and wellness seminars to gardening workshops and farm to fork events — to make connections about important food, health and environmental issues.

    The Co-op’s classes feature the high quality, local and organic ingredients we sell in our store. Students receive a “shop after class” coupon for special savings after each class.

    For a complete list of our classes please visit our class calendar.
    Meet our Instructors.

    LOCATION: All classes and events are held in the Cooking School & Community Learning Center, upstairs in the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op at 2820 R Street, unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Fees are due at the time of registration.

    PARKING: Complimentary parking is available on the first floor of the parking garage at 28th and S streets. After 6 pm and on weekends all levels of the garage are available.

    CO-OP OWNERS SAVE ON CLASSES: Most classes list two prices. The lower price is for Co-op owners, who receive a discount on most Co-op classes. Click here to learn about Co-op ownership. Sign up to be a Co-op owner and immediately start saving on classes and more!

    PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES: Our Private cooking classes offer a hands-on and co-operative experience for your office, clients or group of friends. Your group will prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal. Click here for more information, or contact our Cooking School at 916-868-6399. Click here to download a private cooking class brochure.

    WANT TO TEACH A CLASS AT THE CO-OP: The Co-op’s diverse schedule of classes is taught by local chefs and professionals who are creative, energetic and knowledgeable. If you are interested in joining our program, the first step is to familiarize yourself with what the Co-op already offers. If your class idea fills a gap in our program, then submit a course proposal.

    CHILDREN IN CLASS: We offer cooking classes designed especially for students aged 4-16. Students aged 16-17 need prior approval to attend adult classes. Please call 916 868–6399 to request approval. Once approved, all students under 18 years of age must have their parents fill out a waiver/consent form for each cooking class. Please print out this form and bring with you to class. Please download the form here.

    We ask that babies and small children are not brought to class. Thank you.