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About Us

Our Mission

Here at Twin Oaks Community Foods, our mission is to help the planet by providing people with healthy, protein-rich food that is a delicious alternative to meat. We strive to incorporate eco-friendly practices into our tofu production process, such as heating water with renewable energy and reusing the nitrogen-rich “waste water” byproduct as a fertilizer on our intentional community‘s fields. We also seek to encourage collectivism and democratic decision-making  by being an example of a successful worker-owned cooperative. 

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Twin Oaks Community members. Photo by Brad Kutner.

Our Shared Life

Twin Oaks Community

Twin Oaks Community Foods is a cooperative business run by the members of the Twin Oaks Community, an intentional community on 350 acres in rural central Virginia. We are an “egalitarian,” income-sharing community, which means that our 100+ members pool what we earn through our community businesses.  Besides soy foods production, which provides the majority of our income, our businesses include hammock-making, book indexing and seed growing. 

Here at Twin Oaks, we do not have a group religion; our beliefs are diverse. We do not have a central leader; we govern ourselves by a form of democracy with responsibility shared among various managers, planners and committees. We are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. Each able-bodied community member works 42 hours a week in the community’s business and domestic areas (such as the farm, childcare and cleaning). Each member receives housing, food, healthcare and personal spending money from the community.

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