By filling out the membership application, paying your one time membership fee and remaining in good standing, you become an owner of the cooperative. One member = one vote. Everyone has a voice. As a member, not only will you receive a variety of benefits, see next question, but you also have a say in how the co-op is organized. You can be involved as little as, just shopping at the co-op, or you could be on the Board of Directors.
What are the benefits of becoming a member-owner? Besides the feel good aspect of being part of something bigger than you, that will bring access to healthy, affordable, local food to our community? Well we have lots of other benefits!
First 200 Founding Members will have their name placed on a plaque in the store
New member package
Discounts on products
Member dividend/profit share rebate, once the store is profitable. The co-ops long term goal is to not only eventually profit share your original investment back…but even more over the long haul. We all can benefit from a successful store!
Access to store amenities, in accordance with in-store policies and procedures (i.e. time in the commercial kitchen, seats at cooking demonstrations, host your own classes/events)
You have a voice - as a member you get to influence how the co-op is organized and operated