Shop Like You Matter
Welcome to Outpost Natural Foods, where we love good food and sharing our passion for delicious, natural flavors. We are a community of evangelists and experts – gathering together cooks, bakers, butchers, artisans and farmers – and we’re your neighbors. We’re a cooperative that’s 23,000 owners strong, celebrating fresh, made-from-scratch foods, sustainable living and the transformative power of a genuine, local economy.
Our conveniently located stores offer an authentic, shopping experience bursting with fresh foods and hard to find items. And the best part...shopping in our stores is FUN! Click here for store locations and hours.
Cooperatives = Community Owned
Did you know - you don't have to be an owner (member) to shop at our stores? Everyone is welcome! Co-ops are founded on the belief that we can achieve greater results by working together than we can alone. A co-op is a business voluntarily owned and controlled by the people who use it – its owners. It’s operated solely for the benefit of its owners - not for an out-of-state corporate headquarters or Wall Street. In addition, cooperatives around the world are some of the most trusted businesses because they embody seven internationally recognized principles.
Food The Way It Should Be
We are proud offer the largest and most diverse selection of organic foods in the greater Milwaukee area because we believe that organic farming practices ensure the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm workers, the environment and consumers.
Simply put, buying local keeps more dollars in our community! Shopping at our stores keeps other local businesses thriving, because we purchase locally grown and produced food items whenever feasible. Look for the "Local Regional Favorite" label when you shop! Click here to learn more.
Fair Trade products offer a better wage which ensures better living conditions for some of the poorest people on the planet. It also means that these farmers develop a livelihood that will sustain themselves and their families for years to come. Look for the Fair Trade Certified label on items like chocolate, coffee, bananas, nuts and various gift items.
Because we believe in transparency, we support mandatory labeling for foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Unfortunately, current labeling laws do not require any company to disclose whether or not its products contain genetically modified organisms although some manufacturers are voluntarily testing and labeling their products.
The best way to avoid GMO's is to choose certified organic items. As part of the strict organic certification process, growers and producers are forbidden to use products containing GMOs as feed for animals or to grow as food for production. Their products are routinely tested for the presence of these organisms.