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A message from our meat department

The World Health Organization recently released a statement regarding processed meats, saying, “reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of cancer”. We want to take this opportunity to remind our community that the Olympia Food Co-op has buying policies that shape our purchasing practices.


Our meat department works directly with local growers and suppliers who are committed to these same values, as well as the highest animal welfare standards and environmental stewardship practices. We¬†do not carry any meats that have added nitrites/nitrates, meats treated with growth hormones, or preventative antibiotics. We never have and we never will. We value working with small farms, companies, and brands that take these values as seriously as we do, and bypass carrying products that may qualify under our guidelines if we feel we can get a superior product from “lesser known” brands/companies, in order to provide you with the highest quality product possible.

In short, we are proud to sell the meat in our stores, and welcome you to browse our awesome selection of sliced meats, salamis, sausages and bacon in health and safety!