The Downtown Lexington Corporation Member of the Week is Good Foods Co-op! Good Foods started its business in the heart of downtown Lexington on the 3rd floor of the old YMCA building located on North Mill Street in 1972. It has now blossomed into a successful retail operation and has expanded to Southland Drive.
From the beginning, Good Foods did not want to follow the traditional grocery store model. They wanted local, natural, organic and non-GMO products to be their main focus. The Co-op made the commitment to sell more local products than anyone else in town. When you shop at Good Foods Co-op you can find that they are a (blue) grassroots cooperative, their food comes from over 250 farms located in Kentucky. The Good Foods Co-op is truly one unlike any other. They are deeply committed to the Bluegrass community. When you shop at Good Foods the profits from your purchases stay in the local community, unlike other grocery stores where the profits that the business makes go to shareholders all over the world. Good Foods has 7,000 plus owners are in the Bluegrass community.
Good Foods truly wants the best for the community. That is one of the reasons why they became a member of DLC. They still see themselves as this small business just starting out at the YMCA downtown. The co-op continues to practice do what they do best by making it their mission to help the community become a better place. Being a member at DLC helps them act-upon their mission and gives them access to promoting the many things the co-op stands by and loves about this city.