Monday through Friday
What is a Co-op?
A cooperative is an autonomous association
of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social,
and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically
Put simply, a co-op business is one owned by the people who use it!
Why Join the Co-op?
Because the Co-op is small and local, you won't be anonymous: you'll
come to recognize other members and get to know them. The exchange of
recipes, advice, knowledge and opinions enriches your experiences as
an informed consumer. People of all ages are welcome and families can
work together. The Co-op has cooking classes, special events, and a
potluck before every meeting.
Much of the food the Co-op sells is produced according to organic techniques,
without the use of harmful pesticides. When you buy food at the Common
Ground Food Co-op (CGFC), you know that you're not only saving money,
you're also supporting fair business practices and eating healthy.
How Do I Join?
Membership is open to all. Everyone who joins CGFC purchases a share
of the Co-op. This is a low, one time equity payment that is refundable
if you choose to leave the Co-op. Equity can be paid all at once or
| Membership Equity Rates
| Individual -- $30|
Family -- $50
(2 adults & dependents)
Household -- $60
(3+ adults & dependents)
Organization/Business -- $60
(see store for info)
What can I get at the Co-op?
CGFC sells a wide variety of food and household items. The co-op seeks
to offer members products that are locally produced, environmentally packaged,
nutritious, and produced in ways that support workers and the environment.
We offer fresh organic produce year-round. CGFC members also help make
bread, sweets, and deli items to sell. Our selection of bulk foods includes
flours, grains, beans, nuts, and oils. We also carry many packaged foods
ranging from dairy products, juices, and frozen foods to condiments and
snack foods. We also carry environmentally sound household items and personal
products. If you can't find what you need in the store or want to order
in large amounts, we can special order it for you.
Do I Have to Work?
Members may change their worker status at any time. Work commitments are
for individual members; inquire for household memberships.
| Worker status levels
| Coreworkers -- receive
a 16% discount and work 3 hours per week.|
Regular Workers -- pay prices as marked and work 1 hour per week.
Non-Working Members -- pay 12% more than standard price and have
no work requirement.
A variety of jobs are available, so it's easy to choose work you enjoy.
Jobs range from operating cash registers and restocking items to preparing
foods to sell and managing Co-op business affairs. If you are interested
in working, check at the store for the next worker orientation date.