Our co-op began as a buying club in 1978 with a group of 15 families who were interested in buying wholesome food at discount prices. In 1983 HCC became incorporated. During its history, the co-op has had several locations before arriving at our present one on South Charleston Lane.
In the years leading up to 2016 we went through an expansion process to move our store to it's new expanded location. Several of the founding members are still active in the co-op and during this time our membership has continued to rise. Approximately 3000 families and individuals share ownership of the co-op.
The mission of the Hendersonville Community Co-op
As an owner operated cooperative, our mission is to provide organic and wholesome, natural foods, supplements and health care products, and to encourage informed choice through education and exceptional service to our customers and community.
Shared Ownership: Democratic member control is central to our decision making process. The input of our owners is continually sought out and used to inform co-op decisions.
Sustainability: We support and practice the responsible use of resources for current and future generations both in our business practices and in the products we carry.
Community Oriented: Our community is the driving force behind everything we do. Our decisions are based on what is best for our owners and the community at large.
Education: We respond to the requests of our community and work to create a channel so that we may bring resources to the consumer through classes, literature, products and by employing a well informed staff.
Exceptional Service: Our knowledge of products is informed and in-depth. We are always available, to owners and customers alike, as we create a unique shopping experience.
Quality Affordable Products: Our purchasing decisions are made through thoughtful, researched and informed choices as we strive to bring you healthy, quality products at affordable prices.
Come in and ask us about becoming an owner!
Here are some of the other great services we offer here at the Hendersonville Co-op:
- As part of our BYO-bag program, you may bring your own canvas bag or cloth bags when you shop and receive a 10-cent token to donate to charity.
- Purchase gift cards in any amount.
- We offer a children’s corner with a chalkboard wall for little artists.
- Check our community bulletin board for sales, services and community events. To post information on the board, check with the customer service desk.