By becoming an owner-member at the Clear Creek Food Co-op, you’re not just getting more involved in a community resource that provides healthy, organic, bulk and local foods. You’re also joining in an exciting business model focused on shared ownership and member control.
Membership is voluntary and open to all.
You do not need to be an owner-member to shop at our store – we welcome anyone from the community to come in and shop.
If you want to participate in our bulk-ordering program (where you can get the products you love more cheaply because there’s less packaging and overhead), you do need to be an Owner-Member.
This membership model is new for our Co-op as of March 2010, and we’ll be refining it as we try it out this first year. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement!
Becoming an Owner-Member
As an Owner-Member, you will be investing in your local community. Your money will support a cooperative grocery store in which you have a voice.
- One-time investment, no recurring costs
- Owner-Member pricing on special sale items
- Access to bulk food ordering
- Vote at our member meetings
- Special store sales
- Member appreciation events
- Discounts with other national food coops
- Discounted admission to educational programs
- Quarterly newsletter
Investment: $180 per household
Discounts for Working Owner-Members
We’re most successful when our owner-members are engaged in our operations. To that end, we offer special discounts to Owner-Members willing to work volunteer shifts at the store. It’s a great way to meet other members of the Co-op community, and to learn more about food and where it comes from.
Contact us to find out more about how to take advantage of this opportunity.
Your owner-member benefit package is effective immediately upon first payment of any amount. The Co-op benefits the most when you pay your investment in full, but if you cannot afford to, you may choose from one of these options:
- 2 yearly payments of $90
- 4 yearly payments of $45
For more information or to fill out an application, please visit us or contact us!