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About PNW Co-op:


Real Food with Local Roots

When you buy PNW Co-op Specialty Foods, you’re supporting family farms that are committed to growing healthy food. Pure and simple.  

All of our legumes are grown on third and fourth-generation farms right around Pullman, WA and Moscow, Idaho. Nestled among the rolling hills of the Palouse, our farms were homesteaded in the early 1900s. Although farming equipment has changed, our commitment to nurturing the soil has remained the same. As Jim Hermann, our Farmer Ambassador says, “Every day is Earth day.”

 

Two small companies, one big goal

PNW Co-op Specialty Foods is co-owned by PNW Co-op and Davidson Commodities.
Together, we share one goal: Connect people to our farms and the healthy food we grow. To learn more, please visit our farms

PNW Co-op: One member, one vote

PNW Co-op, or Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative, is a family of farms. It started over 100 years ago, when farmers hauled their grain with horse-pulled wagons to a single silo. Today, PNW Co-op is comprised of 750 members and 350 active farms that ship grains and legumes all over the world. Each member receives one vote. The co-op’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine active grower-members and one independent non-voting outside business consultant. Watch this video to learn more.

Davidson Commodities: Geeking out on real food and farming

Davidson Commodities is a small, family-owned company that’s committed to preserving family farms and conducting business with integrity. Started by Mike Davidson in 1990, the company is now run by his children, Kim and Matt. We believe business is personal, and we value the long-term relationships that we share with our farmers and customers. As true nerds, we geek out on connecting people to our local farms and the healthy food they grow. Give us a call and find out why.
 


Not your grandma's legumes

We’re on a mission to get people excited about our unique legumes. Why? Because life’s too short to eat unhealthy, boring food. Our lentils and chickpeas aren't the bland versions your grandma used to cook. PNW Co-op's gourmet legumes are bursting with color, flavor and freshness. Their journey starts on our family farms in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. We want you to know who grows your food and how it’s grown, with transparency from farm to table. From our families to yours, thank you for choosing PNW Co-op Specialty Foods.

Healthy, local foods for all

We believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable local foods. So we’re passionate about supporting the following missions: 

  • Make cooking simple & delicious
  • Increase scratch-cooking in schools
  • Connect local producers with schools through the “Farm to School” program
  • Educate shoppers about the importance of supporting local family farms
  • Share information about our sustainable farming methods
  • Increase food access by supporting non-profit partners 

We’re proud to support the following non-profits:

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

River City Youth Ops

New Leaf Bakery Café

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