Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a membership to shop at ELFCO?
What are ELFCO's hours of operation?
Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Does ELFCO take EBT?
Yes! ELFCO accepts EBT payment on qualifying items.
What payment cards does ELFCO accept?
How are ELFCO's prices?
For example, spaghetti sauce is available for $2.95 (Ragu), $3.39 (Prego), to $4.99 (Organic Newman’s, and Muir Glen).
Spaghetti noodles are $1.59 (Muellers) and $3.59 (organic).
Frozen Pizza ranges from $3.49 (Roma) to $8.89 (Mandia, Italy), to 10.95 (Motor City).
Fresh tomatoes directly from local farmers are $1.29 a pound, a lower price than commercial tomatoes from larger stores. And in season local tomatoes taste so good!
Is produce at ELFCO supplied by local farmers?
Yes! Locally grown apples, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, onions, leeks, lettuce, garlic, and peppers are all in the store now. Since many local farmers have year-round growing operations, fresh produce will be available twelve months of the year. When you purchase fresh produce from ELFCO, you are putting money into your neighbor’s pocket.
What local farms are offering their produce at ELFCO?
Owosso Organics, Blue Mitten Farm, Magnolia Ave. Farm, Cinzori Farms, Hillcrest Farms, Peckham Farms, Grazing Fields, Appleschram, and Hickory Knoll Farms, to name a few.
Who makes the products offered in ELFCO's prepared foods case?
Many selections are made by chefs from Allen Neighborhood Center’s Incubator Kitchen powered by Lake Trust, and the Rathbun Accelerator Kitchen, including Smokeshow BBQ, Teff-rific, and Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecakes. Additional selections are offered by Woody’s and Aladdin’s.
Can I sell my locally grown produce or prepared foods to ELFCO?
Our Produce Manager Milton Shoup is always looking to add local vendors to our shelves. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a wholesale vendor, email email@example.com or call 517.999.2222
Is there a place inside ELFCO to sit down?
Does ELFCO sell coffee?
Are there gluten free items at ELFCO?
Will there be any discounted items?
Every day, there are a discounted produce items in the cooler’s ‘Produce Discount Door.’ Our Produce Manager, Milton Shoup, is always on the lookout for great deals, so check out the store, or stay close to elfco.org for more info.
(Speaking of saving money...) will ELFCO have a bulk food section?
Will ELFCO sell beer and wine?
What do customers receive when they buy an annual $30 membership?
Former members, both lifetime and regular members of the previous ELFCO store, are still members. They are asked to stop in the store and update their phone number and email address
To support the new Eastside Lansing Food Co-op, former members are encouraged to consider becoming a new, $30 member. This can be done in the store or by clicking here.
What if I am a former ELFCO member?
Former members, both lifetime
and regular members of the previous ELFCO store, are still members. They are asked to stop in the store and update their phone number and email address. To support the new Eastside Lansing Food Co-op, former members are encouraged to consider becoming an annual member for $30. This can be done in store or online here.