All Members of the Co-op are Owners.
Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op, and everyone is welcome to purchase an owner share in the C0-op. When you become a member of Skagit Valley Food Co-op, you actually become a part owner of the C0-op. We are owned and operated by people just like you – members of the community who love good food and are willing to work together to provide for themselves.
A one-time refundable equity investment of $100 gets you a lifetime of benefits at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op. And the best part is, you don’t have to pay for it all at once. You can make payments as low as $2 a month! Any of our cashiers would be happy to help you become a New Owner by filling out the New Owner Form at the register, where you’ll pay a small non-refundable $5 initiation fee. You can speed up the process by printing the New Owner Form ahead of time HERE or by calling 360-336-9777 x 130.
So, Why Join?
When you become a Skagit Valley Food Co-op Owner you have a stake in a local organization that has supported our community for 45 years. Your investment helps support:
- Your local community’s economy
- Fair wages and good working conditions for farmers, bakers, field workers, & Co-op employees
- Local Washington producers (your neighbors!)
- Food and garden education for kids & the community
- Sustainable producers & practices
- Healthier ways of growing food with less impact to the environment
Owners Enjoy a Bounty of Benefits
- Patronage Refund: When we profit, you profit. Dividends are distributed annually in proportion to purchases
- Additional Discounts: Owners save an extra 10% on selected items throughout the Co-op, and 5% off the list price of all books and calendars
- Case Discounts: Owners get a 10% discount on all Special Case orders in grocery and produce
- Quarterly Newsletter: The Co-op’s Natural Enquirer newsletter is mailed to active member-owners quarterly to keep you connected to the Co-op community. It’s full of wellness tips, recipe ideas, Board communication and announcements, and spotlights on producers and companies making a difference.
- Voice & A Vote: Owners are encouraged to vote in the Annual Skagit Valley Food Co-op Board elections (1 owner share = 1 vote)
- Belonging: That great feeling of investing in a progressive, local, community-owned business
Age 62 or older? You can shop member-owner prices without becoming an owner, but you should know, you won’t be eligible to vote or run in board elections or to receive patronage refunds.