Davis Food Co-op Records

Collection Number: D-594

The collection includes brochures, flyers, articles of incorporation, and materials related to cooperatives and small farms. It also includes a Rolodex file of quick answers to questions about food ingredients and additives.

0.8 linear feet


The Davis Food Co-op was founded in 1972 by Davis, California residents and UC Davis students. The organization began as a grocery buying club and originally operated out of members' homes. In 1976, the first store opened on L Street and in 1978 the Co-op moved to Fifth Street. The Co-op officially incorporated as a California cooperative corporation in 1981, and in 1984 moved to its current location on G Street.

Inclusive Dates

circa 1975-2015.


Food Processing and Manufacture

Additional Collection Information

Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California


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