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As a community-owned and cooperatively operated business, co-op employees are some of Mississippi Market’s greatest assets. Our friendly, dedicated staff possess a wealth of knowledge. They work diligently to provide you with access to the freshest, healthiest foods and the safest, most effective personal health and beauty care products available. Our three stores employ over 200 people from our surrounding local communities who are passionate about sustainably grown and humanely raised foods; supporting local family farmers, vendors and makers; and nurturing the health of people and the planet. We wouldn’t be here without them!

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Meet Navia Tarver – Selby Front End Lead

How long have you worked at the co-op and what brought you here originally?

I have worked at Mississippi Market for a little over three years. I was interested in working for the co-op upon my first visit; it was so inviting and positive in the time of my life I needed it most.

What do you love about your job?

I love being able to come to work when it feels like coming home to a second family. This job has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people every day and make life-long friends. All the delightful snacks we carry are a bonus!

How are your personal values reflected in your work?

I believe everyone should be treated with the same amount of respect and kindness I would like to receive. Spread kindness.

What do you like to do during your free time?

I love to cook! It is very convenient to work in an environment that constantly has new and exciting products to try out!

What are some of your favorite products found at the co-op?

My list could go on forever! In my rank for top three:

    1. Mississippi Market-made chocolate chip pumpkin bread in the fall!
    2. GURU yerba mate (a lifesaver)
    3. South of France green tea bar soap