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1620 Fort Riley Blvd, Suite 101
Manhattan, KS 66502


People's Grocery Cooperative Exchange is a member-owned food store in Manhattan, Kansas specializing in local, organic, natural and allergen-free food options. Our knowledgable and caring staff is dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle, especially as we continue to grow. We offer a wide variety of bulk products, organic and local produce and meats, an extensive supplement and herb selection, a natural grocery department with a focus on small and sustainable companies and deli where everything is homemade. Stop by and grab the most sustainable sandwich and town and check out our selection. You will not be disappointed! 


Our History

Thanks to our community we have a long and enriched history. We started small and like every seed that is sown, we grew and we are continuing to grow. Check out our roots!


Where We've Been

People’s Grocery was incorporated on June 15, 1975 as a for-profit entity under Kansas Cooperative Corporation Code. It’s purpose is to “own and operate a consumers’ food cooperative and make available to is members and the public wholesome and nutritious food at the lowest possible prices.”

Since that time People’s has outgrown several locations and has grown to over 1000 members.


Where We're Going

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a marketing and purchasing outlet for minimally processed, high quality nutritional food and other goods and services, as desired by member/owners, at the best possible price. This provision shall be made through economically sound business practices of the cooperative. The People’s Grocery Cooperative Exchange, Inc shall promote the cooperative principles, provide education in the use and value of quality natural food, and shall support the physical and social well being of the employees, the members, the cooperative network and the community as a whole.

Luckily for us, there is always room to improve and expand our mission. We're always trying to to add more local products, more minimally processed food and more options for people with allergies and dietary restrictions. 

Education is incredibly important to us. Since we we're founded in the basement of the UFM commmunity learning center, we keep that relationship strong by continuing to teach classes through the UFM all year long. Staff, owners and guests are welcome to teach classes.