OVGC Food Co-op @ Mairs Market

In October of 2015, OVGC re-opened the historic Mairs Market in Independence as a retail Food Cooperative. 

The Food Co-op provides a full array of groceries including local Owens Valley produce, natural and organic groceries.  

The Cooperative provides healthy food choices for tourists, hikers, and residents, and supports the local economy by sourcing agricultural and added value products from within the region.

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Hours Open

Initial Hours are Monday through Friday from 1pm -7 pm.  

Eco-Friendly Notes

The OVGC Food Co-op features local and seasonal products from Owens Valley farms.  Additional non GMO and organic products are sourced regionally. OVGC's goals are to provide the freshest food possible while supporting the development of a sustainable local food-shed.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The OVGC Food Co-op is a sustainable community asset, governed by local growers and producers.  Co-op Members receive discounts in return for volunteer work and financial contributions. Currently a not for profit partnership with the Desert Mountain Resource, Conservation and Development, OVGC is in the process of securing our own 501(c)3 status. 

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