If anyone can shop at the store, why should I pay to become an owner?
By becoming a member you are investing in a community operated business, you are an owner. Everyone can shop at a co-op. However, without committed member-owners, there can’t be a co-op. The equity from purchased membership is what keeps us moving forward, it’s building that trust and faith in the co-op vision. A vision rooted in health education and awareness, ethically-just and sustainably produced products, and a desire to strengthen our local economies and communities. If everyone sat back and waited for the store to open, the Elk River Area Food Co-op would never come to fruition. Ask yourself, what is faith without action?
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