WHY IS MEMBERSHIP IMPORTANT?
When you become a member with the Elk River Area Food Co-op, you become an owner and investor in a growing, supportive community of conscious consumers. YOU are the reason we exist and YOU are the key to opening our doors. Without members, our co-op dream will not become a reality. Each individual sign-up puts us one step closer to building a community space where you can come enjoy local produce and connect with your neighbors and friends. Your investment provides us with the start up capital it takes to design, implement and organize a food co-op.
By becoming a member you can feel good knowing your commitment to the co-op vision is going to help support local farmers, local economies, and provide trust-worthy, healthy, sustainable food access.
The more members we gain, the sooner we can lock down a storefront and start building your convenient, community-owned grocery store. What are you waiting for?
3-steps to membership
1. Fill out a membership form
Register online or mail in your application with your one-time $100 fee.
2. Begin Benefiting
As a member you receive special benefits from our local partners, co-op class discounts and peace of mind being apart of the growing co-op community!
3. Spread The Word & Get Involved
By becoming a member you are also an investor and owner, meaning you are a huge asset in the growth and development of the Elk River Area Food Co-op! Promote the co-op and help us grow.
the co-op difference
The Elk River Area Food Co-op is a start-up, member-owned grocery store. We are dedicated to providing access to high quality, local, natural and organic food at a fair price; supporting local farmers and contributing economically to the community.
The money you spend stays close to home & the people who run the show are your neighbors and friends.
Food co-op's are changing the food system, strengthening local economies, building sustainable agriculture networks, offering healthy food choices, and proving that ordinary people can reap the benefits of a community owned business.
Currently, we do not have a physical location. In order to open our doors we need to have a healthy, loyal membership base. Proving to us, and our future lenders, that our community supports the co-op vision and efforts.
The cooperative idea is more than a physical store, it is a grass-roots movement to bring the power back to the individual. Co-op's are built on the idea that local owners, not far-away investors, direct the business and gain the benefits of success.
LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE, CONNECT.
THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR CO-OP IS TO STAY CONNECTED AND CONTINUE THE COMMUNICATION. LIKE OUR POSTS, FOLLOW OUR ACCOUNTS, SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER, SHARE OUR INFORMATION AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS THERE IS A CO-OP COMING TO TOWN!