Our values are based on self-responsibility, democracy, equality and solidarity. To put our values into practice, we use these cooperative principles as guidelines:
Voluntary and open membership
Democratic member control
Member economic participation
Autonomy and independence
Education, training and information
Cooperation among cooperatives
Concern for the community’
By supporting Goodside Grocery & Food Co-op, you will also be supporting the following:
Locally grown produce
A strong community
Meet our Board of Directors
Marcos has been working in ethically-sourced food and socially-responsible enterprise since the beginning of the century. He has been active in Sheboygan since his family and he moved from Bolivia in 2008. Though Marcos enjoys his day job as a business strategist and group facilitator in the idea works (a local communications agency), he prefers to spend his time grilling good food and causing good trouble. Marcos is also a member of the Sheboygan Area School District Board, a trustee of the Mead Library, and a member of Voces de la Frontera.
Ivana was born and raised in Sheboygan, and loves everything about Sheboygan. As a daughter of local vegetable farmers, she has a great admiration for local farmers. Ivana is a Certified Public Accountant at Huberty, and enjoys working with local business owners, particularly improving their accounting processes and utilization of their accounting software. She also enjoys exploring Sheboygan on the weekends and cooking (mostly eating) good food with her family, husband, and two sons.
Sarah’s food journey began in high school when she began to learn about veganism. The awareness and mindfulness gained during this time in her life has been unwavering. Sarah is now a more sustainable and ethically-minded consumer, and believes in the power of individual choice. She proudly purchases most of her groceries from the co-op and prioritizes supporting local purveyors. Stop in on Tuesday nights to meet Sarah and to pick her brain about baking!
Brandi is a Farm-to-School Educator with the non-profit, Nourish. She has her bachelors in Human Biology with an emphasis in nutrition. As an avid foodie who values local, sustainable, and nutritious foods, you can find her somewhere working the fields or cooking in the kitchen. If you stop in the co-op on Wednesday nights, you will find Brandi volunteering!
Matt is a Sheboygan native who began volunteering for Goodside after returning to the Sheboygan area in 2015. With an interest in ethically sourced foods, Matt feels that Goodside provides opportunities for people to find high quality foods directly in their community. With experience in inventory management, Matt uses his skills within the Co-Op. You can also find him in the Goodside basement working with Reboot Sheboygan, a program that refurbishes used computers and distributes them back into the community.