History / Archives

The East Lansing Food Co-op began as a buying club in the 1970s and incorporated with 30 members in 1976.  This small group was looking for healthy foods that they couldn’t find in stores at that time—foods like organic produce and whole grains. They were also looking for a business model that put people before profits. In 2016 we celebrated our 40th anniversary! Thanks to all the owners and other shoppers who made this possible. See "A Brief Timeline of Recent and Upcoming Events" on our homepage for information on closing on the store, selling the building, and the possible dissolution of the cooperative itself.

Take a look at ELFCO in print, over the airwaves, and in social media over the years!

ELFCO in Print

Lansing City Pulse:

January 11, 2017

January 3, 2017

November 4, 2016

November 2, 2016


Lansing State Journal: 

January 28, 2017

January 4, 2017

May 18, 2016

February 27, 2016

State News: 

January 12, 2017

March 27, 2016

ELi (East Lansing Info)

January 5, 2017


ELFCO on the Air


September 5, 2017

January 6, 2017


January 28, 2017


January 30, 2017

ELFCO on Social Media

ELFCO's  YouTube Channel