The 70’s live on | Ashland Food Co-op is a community mainstay and great place for fast eats

Ashland Food Cooperative
Deli, grocery, organic valhalla
237 N 1st Street
Ashland, OR 97520

Distance from the festival: 0.3 miles Map

One of the good things to come out of 1972.  The Ashland Food Cooperative is a community hub and great lunch stop.
One of the good things to come out of 1972. The Ashland Food Cooperative is a community hub and great lunch stop.

If you were to do a scatter plot of all the food cooperatives founded in the early 70’s throughout the US, from grooviest left coast havens like Berkeley all the way to no nonsense Yankee Vermont, I bet you’d find quite a few. In the case of Ashland, Oregon, 1972 was the magic year when one of the town’s current institutions got started. Today no visit to Ashland would be complete without checking in at the Ashland Food Cooperative – or just “co-op”.

Many visitors here do not stray from the main drag and its available stores and restaurants. And many of those options are fine. But more than a few of the town’s best places are just a little farther away. Like only a few blocks.

In the case of the co-op, it is about a three minute walk from the Bricks. So if you’re looking for a place to pick up some quick lunch, sit in the shade, or take a reading on the state of Rogue Valley dreadlocks, patchouli usage, and body piercings – this is your spot. The world famous deli is currently under construction but will be back soon.

All sorts of goodies await…