La Montanita Co-op is a community-owned consumer cooperative with over 17,000 members. With three locations in Albuquerque, La Montanita offers fresh produce, bulk foods, local organic meats and cheeses and a variety of fair-trade and natural products. A strong supporter of local farmers, La Montanita offers more than 1,100 products from 400 local producers, and nearly 20 percent of purchases and sales go to local food. The co-op also runs the regional Co-op Trade Food-Shed Project that creates wholesale markets and provides product distribution, delivery and refrigerated storage for local farmers and producers. In keeping with its commitment to the community, La Montanita provides education about the cooperative economic model and links between food, health and the environment.