Address: 2400 Rio Grande, Albuquerque NM 87104 / (505) 242-8800
About Us / La Montanita Co-op (Valley) History: La MontaÃ±ita Co-op, formed in 1976, is a community-owned grocery storeand a regional food distribution center focused on the shared benefits ofhealthy food, sound environmental practices, and a strong local economy.With six locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Gallup, we provide over13,000 member/owners and thousands of community members the widestselection of local food available in Central New Mexico. We care about goodfood, thatâ??s why we go above and beyond to help support and promoteour local producers. In addition to purchasing products in every departmentof our grocery stores from New Mexico farmers, ranchers, and chefs, we alsohelp these producers get their goods to other co-ops in New Mexico throughour Cooperative Distribution Center (www.coopdistribution.coop). Our LaMontaÃ±ita Fund provides member-financed loans to small-scale foodproducers and other co-ops with flexible terms and low interest rates.Because we canâ??t grow it all in New Mexico, we do our best toresponsibly source all the products we offer, including a wide selection oforganic, fair trade, and GMO free items throughout our stores. We strive tomake good information available about the products we carry and the way wedo business. Find co-op resources, member information, recipes, literature,and a monthly newsletter chock full of good information at ourwebsiteÂ www.lamontnaita.coop. We value and encourage memberparticipation in the community, because we recognize that good food and astrong local economy is a group effort. Through our member participationprogram over 150 co-op members give their time to 60 community-basednon-profit organizations throughout the year. Their hours of service helpthese organizations do their good work, but it also translates to discountsfor the members who do the work. In other words, through our memberparticipation program, we make food more affordable and build capacity inour community. An economic alternative for a sustainable future, LaMontaÃ±ita Co-op is fresh, fair, local.