Read about the Paso Food Co-op and the SLO Food Co-op in this Edible SLO Magazine Article:
Full Circle: The Power of SLO Co. Food Co-Ops
Story by Annie Secrest, Photography by Stephen Heraldo
The local abundance of produce and desire to keep things “SLOcal” naturally inspired the creation of San Luis Obispo County’s first food co-op in 1979: SLO Food Co-Op. Nearly 200 years after the first co-ops were pioneered by those who valued their neighbors, the SLO Food Co-op and the soon-to-be Paso Food Co-op uphold the enduring values of community, access, diversity and abundance.