Our Aims and Values

Dublin Food Co-op aims to provide wholesome, nutritious food and ecologically acceptable products and services to its members, in accordance with the following values:

  • to deal in organically grown food which is Irish-produced where possible
  • to discriminate in favour of ecologically acceptable products and not to deal in meat or meat products
  • to promote the rational use of the earth's resources and in particular to promote the use of ecologically acceptable packaging
  • to discriminate positively in favour of countries which uphold basic human rights, when importing wholefoods
  • to supply wholefoods to members at the wholesale or supplier cost plus the minimum margin necessary to cover the Society's operating expenses and the need for financial reserves
  • to make shopping a convivial, community experience
  • to promote co-operation and co-operatives
  • to promote consumer food co-operatives as an important means of building a locally integrated organic food economy
  • to encourage the use of the Irish language in social and economic relationships and to promote Irish culture where possible