Mission & Values
What We Value
Since 1970, we have been one of the greater Milwaukee area's most trusted grocers and we wear our values on our sleeve -
- Friendly, knowledgeable, and fast service
- Quality goods that meet our high product standards and are always fresh
- The vendors who bring us the best tasting foods, deepening and strengthening our local economy
- A fair, diverse, and supportive workplace
- Respectful, honest relations with our employees, customers, and suppliers.
- The cooperative way, which defines both our business model and our attitude
- A community built on great relationships and the spirit of giving, all in support of the people we call our neighbors
- The Earth and our responsibility to preserve the environment for future generations
Outpost Natural Foods exists so that our owners have a healthy, diverse, and sustainable community. We will accomplish this while maintaining the long-term strength of the cooperative. We achieve this goal by making sure that-
- The community has access to products and services that promote personal and environmental health.
- The community has access to organically and locally produced goods.
- The community is educated about choices that impact personal and environmental health.
- A community with commerce that is locally-owned or locally-oriented exists.
- The owners have a sense of connectedness, belonging, and fellowship.
- The cooperative infrastructure is supported.
Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.