Nature's Bakery Cooperative is a vegetarian bakery committed to using organic whole grains. It has been a worker's collective since its founding in 1970. Currently, they operate with eight full-time members. All members participate in the baking process, specialize in an area of management, and hold a seat on the board of directors.
Nature's Bakery Cooperative traditionally supports organic farming, natural food warehouses, nutritional research, political activism, food co-ops, consumer co-ops, housing co-ops, and worker or family owned businesses. These groups work for positive changes in how foods are grown and distributed.
The cooperative is committed to educating themselves and their customers about nutrition, cooperative work, and the politics of growing and distributing food. Nature's Bakery Cooperative is part of the Cooperative Whole Grain Educational Association, a nationwide organization of worker-managed bakeries. In 1983, the Cooperative Whole Grain Educational Association published "Uprisings, The Whole Grain Bakers Book". Since then, the book has enjoyed three printings, and is still in print today.