Mississippi Market’s mission is to create positive change in the community by influencing the production, distribution, and enjoyment of food.
The co-op provides member-owners and shoppers with a selection of high-quality products and information you can trust. Mississippi Market’s product selection promotes personal, economic, and environmental health, and serves the needs of our diverse community.
First and foremost, the co-op’s food will be delicious. We all want food to taste good!
Co-op products are wholesome and safe. As a rule, they are free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and sweeteners, as well as high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. Occasionally, an exception is made to this rule in order to bring in a temporary holiday-specific product, to meet WIC program requirements, or to provide a unique product that does not have a counterpart that more closely adheres to the co-op’s standards.
As a cooperative, we believe in the power of economic democracy.
Rather than imposing boycotts, Mississippi Market encourages shoppers to vote with your dollars for the foods and products you enjoy buying from our cooperatively-owned and -operated stores.
Mississippi Market opposes GMO foods.
While we prefer not to carry any items using genetic engineering/modification, we cannot promise our stores are free of such items. Federal legislation that requires the disclosure of genetically engineered ingredients was signed in July 2016. However, this law has yet to be implemented. We continue to advocate for stronger labeling requirements and work to educate our shoppers about foods that are more likely to contain GMO ingredients so that you may choose what is right for your diet.
Since May 2013, Mississippi Market has remained committed to not adding any new product lines containing GMO-likely ingredients such as corn, soy, canola, non-cane sugar, cottonseed oil, papaya or summer squash, unless they are certified organic or Non-GMO Project verified.
We will gladly refund your money in full or replace a purchased product if you have a Mississippi Market Co-op receipt for the product and it is returned within 30 days of the original purchase date.
In the event of a product recall, you may also be issued a full product refund. If you are a member-owner and a product you recently purchased is affected by a Class 1 recall, we will call you with a notification. Any recalled product purchased at Mississippi Market should be returned to us for a full refund.