East Lansing Food Co-op started in 1976 as a buying club for local people who wanted healthy and organic food. Soon after, it opened a cooperatively owned grocery storefront in East Lansing. Over the years, it has expanded into a store that is owned by over 3,500 people in our community.

ELFCO exists so that our community is healthy, diverse, and thriving. Our mission is to help maintain the area's economy by buying local produce and other products, supporting environmental sustainability and social justice. Your shopping dollars directly support a local, community-owned venture and, in turn, numerous other local businesses whose products we offer.

ELFCO is a natural food grocer offering organic produce, milk and meats. We have a wide selection of frozen food, bulk items, coffees and teas, spices, and wholesome packaged and convenience foods from our deli, and more. Our health and body care department offers vitamins, herbs and other supplements. We also carry many hard-to-find items for special dietary needs.

Everyone is welcome to shop at the co-op! Those who choose to become owners enjoy numerous options for involvement and saving money - more information here.

We look forward to your visit!