The mission of City Greens is to provide access to fresh, quality and affordable produce to neighbors, to promote healthy living in the community, and to provide space for members to interact. We believe we should have access to fresh fruits and vegetables here in our own neighborhood, Forest Park Southeast, so we source healthy, natural foods from local farmers and sell them at cost.
We make no profit from food sales because we think good food should be affordable and not a luxury item. Selling at cost also lets us support local farmers by doing the work of selling their food for them, so they can get back to farming.
We aim to provide all of the staple foods necessary to feed a family, without carrying many "specialty" foods, because we believe healthy eating starts with cooking simple and balanced meals. We teach cooking classes and frequently host cooking demonstrations in the store to help people learn how to form healthier eating habits and save money.