About Us

Who We Are & What We Do

Pogues Run Grocer Mural

Pogue’s Run Grocer is a community-owned, open-to-the-public grocery store specializing in fresh, local and organically grown groceries, prepared foods, wine & beer, wellness, and personal care. See bottom of page for “HOURS OF OPERATION”. We are at 2828 E. 10th Street on the near-east side of Indianapolis, just east of Rural Ave, and 10 minutes east of Downtown Indy.

Everyone is welcome to shop. Membership is not required.

Stop by and see what our local farmers and suppliers brought in today!

Our Mission

The mission of Indy Food Cooperative, Inc. is to serve urban Indianapolis with a full-service natural products grocery store featuring affordable, fresh, healthy foods and locally produced goods. Our responsibility is to serve as an environmentally and socially conscious organization, and we will impact our community by providing access to affordable healthy foods, operating under cooperative principles, supporting the local economy and food network, and minimizing our ecological footprint.

Our Principles

Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of our founders, our co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. We look to the International Cooperative Alliance statement for principles to guide us in putting our values into practice.

We Are Community-Owned

The Indy Food Co-op is a member-owned organization operating under cooperative principles. We are managed by a Board of Directors and General Manager on behalf of our member households for the benefit of the community. Members have voting rights on high-level business decisions, such as expansion projects and electing representation to the Board of Directors. The Board is comprised exclusively of volunteer members who receive no compensation.

Why the name “Pogue’s Run”?

Pogue’s Run Grocer is named for the Indianapolis waterway. It flows from 42nd & Shadeland in Lawrence southwest to Arsenal Technical High School, and then underground through downtown past the Fieldhouse, Post Office, and Stadium to the White River. Native Americans and wildlife followed this corridor long before the arrival of pioneer settlers. George Pogue, a blacksmith, settled on a hill overlooking the stream in 1819.

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