Our Story

Green Top Grocery began through the efforts of the Bloomington Farmers Market Manager. She saw firsthand that farmers weren’t able to make it selling their products only once a week during growing season. While she was shopping at the Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana, IL she mentioned to the cashier that she wished that our community had a co-op…and the cashier said “you can” and the idea was born. A few community members put their heads together and asked themselves if a co-op would work and five years later we opened the doors to Green Top Grocery, a 10,000 square foot cooperative store in Bloomington.