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Københavns Fødevarefællesskab (KBHFF) is a member-based and member-driven food co-operative in Copenhagen, Denmark. KBHFF is an alternative to the ordinary profit-driven supermarket chains. We focus on offering organic and biodynamic products in season with lots of taste and quality at affordable prices.

  • To us “consumer influence” is not just the opportunity to choose between different brands and groceries. In KBHFF, the customers are members, owners and co-workers.
  • As a member you can buy cheap, locally produced organic fruit and vegetables every week.
  • All members are expected to put in three hours of work in the Co-Op each month. This could be packing vegetables in the shop, ordering vegetables, arranging debates, fixing the website, etc.

As co-owners of KBHFF, all members have have a say in the operation and development of the Co-Op. All decisions regarding the products and economy are taken by the members of KBHFF, and every member has the opportunity to influence these decisions.

As a member-owned Co-Op, we only have to take care of the interest of our members. Any profit is used to reduce the price of the vegetables, develop the Co-Op or socially responsible projects in the city around us.

How does it work?

Anyone can become a member of KBHFF. Membership costs 100 kr. As a member of KBHFF, you can buy a bag of organic fruit and vegetables in our shops every week. You do this by pre-ordering your bag in one of our shops. The price of one bag is 100 kr. The weekly bag typically contains 6-8 kg of locally produced and seasonally based organic fruit and vegetables.

A typical weekly bag from autumn 2009 – with apples, salad, leeks, beets, potatoes, celery and carrots. A kilo of each. All of it fresh organic or biodynamic produce from local farms.

The rule is that you always have to pay when you pre-order. We buy from the local farmers based on the number of pre-orders we get each week, and we pay with the money we received the week before. You can pre-order for several weeks at once, or just for the following week. You are under no obligation to buy a set amount of bags a month, and if you don’t want more vegetables for the following weeks, you simply just don’t pre-order more.

Note that it is your own responsibility to pick up your bag during opening hours. If you forget to pick up your bag, we won’t refund your order.

What’s required of me as a member of KBHFF?

- You pay 100 kr. to become a member. At present, we cannot handle payments online, so you’ll have to show up in one of our shops Wednesday afternoon and sign up.

- You commit to working 3 hours each month in the Co-Op. You can either take 3-hour shifts in one of the shops, you can join one of our working groups to work with the development of KBHFF, or you can start some brand new initiative that you think will help develop KBHFF in new ways!

Where to find us


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KBHFF Amager
Urmagerstien 28
2300 København S
Open Wednesdays 16.00 to 19.00

KBHFF Frederiksberg
Allégade 7-9
2000 Frederiksberg
Open Wednesdays 16.00 to 19.00

KBHFF Islands Brygge
Njalsgade 19
2300 København S
Open Wednesdays 16.30 to 18.30

KBHFF Nordvest
Karens Hus
Bispebjerg Bakke 8
2400 København NV
Open Wednesdays 16.00 to 19.00

KBHFF Nørrebro
Korsgade 19
2200 København N
Open 10.00 to 20.00 (Vegetable pick-up only between 16.00 and 19.00)

KBHFF Vanløse
Kastanieallé 18
2720 Vanløse
Open Wednesdays 16.00 to 18.30

KBHFF Vesterbro
Oehlenschlægersgade 55-57
1663 København V
Open Wednesdays 17.00 to 19.00

KBHFF Ydre Nørrebro
Tagensvej 52
2200 København N
Open Wednesdays 16.00 to 19.00

KBHFF Østerbro
Odensegade 6
2100 København Ø
Open Wednesdays 16.30 to 18.30