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Hello Co-Op Community! 

The fall is here and harvesting season is in full swing! The snow a few weeks ago could not stop our amazing gardens! Read our updates to see what we have been up to and what we have coming up! 
Feed the Hungry - Donation-Based Outdoor Yoga Class TOMORROW!!! 

Come and join us!  September 19th at 9am, we will be hosting a donation based yoga class with Rooted Heart Yoga and Wellness!
Class instructor Annie Martens, will be holding the class in partnership with us to raise donations that will go towards sack-meals for families in need due to COVID-19 hardships.
Class will be held at Rooted Heart Yoga and Wellness
Sign Up Here
Come Visit our Questa Roasted Chile Stand! 
Questa will be located in our West Parking Lot until the end of October! 
Come get your Bushels of Roasted Green Chille 
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm 
We are at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market on Saturdays!! Come by and say hi! We will be there until November!! 

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm

We are excited to have new market hours! We are always accepting volunteers in our market and are flexible for hours during the time the market is open! If you would like to volunteer, email Alyssa at the email below.

We ask that all customers, volunteers, and employees wear a mask while you are in the market and follow social distancing practices. The Market also accepts SNAP and Double Bucks! 

To volunteer in our market email Alyssa:
Check out some of our featured products for this month that you can find in The Market! 
Our Food Program is BACK! : 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are able to bring our food program back!! The new program does look a bit different. For the new program, please pick up your produce box and children's meals on Tuesdays from 10:00-6:30. The childrens meals will be for the entire week so that you only need to do one pick up per week. To ensure that we do not run out of children's meals we ask that you confirm your pick up prior to Tuesday with Alyssa at 
Donate for Food Program Here
Volunteering for the Food Program: 

With restarting the Food Program we could use a lot of help! The main days we could use volunteers is Sunday-Tuesday. If you have availability on these days and would like to get involved please email Alyssa at the email below! 

Volunteering for our Food Program is a great way to get through this time, get out of the house, and help your community. However, we ask that if you have ANY symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 that you stay home. We appreciate your willingness to help but we will have more volunteer opportunities throughout the year. You can also help by donating on our website. 

To volunteer for the Food Program email

Thank you to all of our amazing garden volunteers helping out with our gardens all over Lakewood and the Denver Metro Area! Our volunteers have been working hard keeping the gardens up and harvesting nutritious food that is donated to local food banks and community centers. Some of the food has also been used in our Emergency Food Program as well! Check out the pictures below to see some of what we harvested a few weeks ago! We still need more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering in our gardens you can email:

Garden Volunteer Hours: 
Tuesday/Thursdays 9:00-10:30
Saturdays 9:00-1:00
Jovial Concepts Internship
Thank you to all the amazing Summer Interns that worked so hard this season!  We were able to log in 800 Intern Hours total between all of you!! The Summer Food Program would not have been possible without each of you! Our interns do an amazing job of helping run The Co-Op, Food Program, and helping the community. If you are interested in becoming a Fall Intern, please reach out to

We ask during this time if you have any symptoms to please refrain from visiting The Co-Op Market, Classes, Events, or Volunteering. You are welcomed to send a friend/family member to pick up food from our emergency food program or curbside grocery pick up from The Market. 

According to the CDC symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Shortness of Breath

We care about you and we are in this together. If you have any questions feel free to email

The Co-Op at 1st and Jovial Concept's main missions is to help out the community in various ways, especially during these hard times. Your donations go a long way and we appreciate it more than you know. If you are able to please donate to the link below. You can also go to our website to donate as well. If you are unable to donate we could also always use more volunteers. If you would like to volunteer email
Donate Here
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