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Becoming an owner

Click here to download a New Owner Application

To become a fully vested owner of the Co-op you must invest $200 in equity. This amount is payable in increments of $20 over a maximum of 10 years; therefore, the minimum annual payment is $20.

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By becoming an owner, you are supporting a democratic organization dedicated to supplying food, sharing information, practicing economic and environmental sustainability, and encouraging community strength. You are also supporting a locally-owned store that is committed to bringing you the highest quality organic, natural and local produce, meats, and dairy, as well as a huge selection of grocery items and bulk foods, natural body care products, vitamins and supplements, and a café serving healthy foods.

We do not have family ownerships. Other adults who live in your household may choose to become Co-op owners, or they may be affiliated with your ownership account and use your owner number when shopping at the Co-op. However, affiliated adults will not themselves receive individual ownership benefits such as voting rights and patronage dividends.

Remember that your equity payments and rebates are refundable at any time should you choose to terminate your ownership. Notice in writing of your intention to terminate is required prior to your renewal date.

 

Owner Feedback

We have a “2 Cents” Board by the register where you can write us questions, comments, requests and suggestions.  Here are a a few posts we’ve received lately (December 2016).

 

Owner Question:  When are you going to get rid of the rack in front of the Community Board?
We’re moving the rack shortly.   Thanks.  It served us well in the summertime.

 

 

Owner Request: Please bring back the jars in Bulk.
We removed the jars for several reasons: space confinements and sanitary concerns. Many people were bringing unclean jars and although we washed ALL jars in any event, it was too difficult for us to ensure what is offer is 100% sanitary.

 

 

Owner Comment:  Muffins seem to be too moist often.
We were  experimenting with some new vegan and regular organic recipes. That may be the difference. Ask for a taste next time you are in.