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!
Interested in joining our co-op team?
Meet Shelby LeRoy — Selby Front End Lead
How long have you worked at the co-op, and what brought you here originally?
I have worked for Mississippi Market for a little over two years now. I originally came to the market for my love of the neighborhood and the fresh, local products.
How are your personal values reflected in your work at the co-op?
My personal values are community, sustainability and friendship. At the co-op, I get to work and learn from members of our community and take pride in selling sustainable products that help our future, all while making new friendships with co-workers and shoppers alike.
What do you love most about your position?
What I love most about working in the front end is learning people’s stories. There are so many cool people that shop and work at the co-op, and I just love getting to interact with everyone. I love greeting guests and sending you off with a warm smile as you leave.
What’s something shoppers might not know about working in the front end?
Working up front is so much more than just scanning and bagging your groceries. We take all incoming calls, answering any questions you may have about the co-op. We also have a knack for numbers. Most of our produce has special numbers that we have to type in and weigh. With seasonal produce, those numbers can change weekly, so we try hard to be on our A-game.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
In my free time I love canoeing with my boyfriend; rivers are our favorite! I also enjoy spending time with our families and our cat Pablo.
What are some of your favorite products found at the co-op?
Two of my favorite products currently at the co-op are the ACURE Unicorn Shimmer shampoo and conditioner, and the Uglies Salt and Vinegar chips. If you’ve ever come through my line with vinegar chips, I’m sure you’ve heard how much I love them!