Durango Natural Foods has been serving Durango and the surrounding area since 1974 when a group of grassroots visionaries chose to establish a local outlet for low-cost quality food. We offer the best in local and organic fruits and veggies as well as groceries, herbs, bulk foods, cruelty-free beauty aids, supplements, and special-diets options. Our deli offers daily specials, including Indian and Mexican food, as well as a variety of fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and grab-n-go choices.
Everyone is welcome! Member-Ownership is not required to make purchases.
Durango Natural Foods is a cooperatively owned grocery, providing our community with quality local, natural and organic foods and products at a reasonable cost. We are committed to offering excellent customer service and education, while upholding the cooperative principles.
As a cooperative, the desired outcome of DNF is a community that understands its interconnectedness with the world envisioning
- a sustainable local economy
- an engaged community that values cooperative principles
- access to knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices
- reduced environmental impact
- conscious consumers
From a food buying club in 1973 to its first 10×30 ft. rented room located in the back of 700 Main Avenue, DNF once operated on an all volunteer basis and donations, using an unlocked, red fishing tackle box as its cash register!
In 1974, it was legally registered with the state of Colorado as Durango Natural Foods, Inc. and in 1975 moved to a slightly larger rented space in the alley of 2nd Avenue and 7th Street, next to Family Craft Memorials. In March 1979, with the help of dedicated members, DNF purchased the northern half of its current location at 575 E. 8th Avenue.
In July 1987, DNF bought the adjoining property to the West and built a parking expansion with improved handicap accessibility. In January 1999, DNF purchased the adjacent property to the South, removed an older house and constructed an adjoining building, which created new space for a fresh-food deli, plus larger retail and storage areas.
With each expansion, DNF has risen to the challenge. It has grown from a rented “closet” to owning its own expanded building because committed, loyal members and customers have supported it with countless hours of volunteer time, their loans and donations, and their purchases.
Many of the founding members are still active in the co-op, and over time our membership has continued to grow. Currently over 1,500 families and individuals share ownership of the co-op!
Durango Natural Foods is open daily from 8am-9pm
The Deli is open 8am-6pm Monday through Friday and 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
We are located at 575 East 8th Avenue (the corner of College and 8th), in downtown Durango.
You can reach us at 970.247.8129
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