Ownership

Everyone is welcome to shop, but we simply wouldn’t exist without our owners. Unlike other stores that sell local, organic foods its important to remember that co-ops are owned and governed by the members who shop at our stores. The decision to become a co-op owner means that you not only benefit financially through monthly discounts and sales but also philosophically by supporting our local farmers and producers.

 

Everyone is welcome at Twin Cities Co-op Partners!

Ownership offers the opportunity to invest in a local business that sustains the wellness of our community. Our co-op continues to thrive because of our engaged and growing ownership. Our owners help steer the direction of the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op by voting in annual board elections and by being active consumers.

Owners reap a bounty of benefits, including monthly discounts, owners-only specials around the store, and a patronage refund on annual purchases during profitable years. You only join once. There are no annual fees or additional costs. As an owner, you can be a proud part of our local food community, supporting local farmers and small producers right here in our region.

 

Co-op Owner Benefits:

• Specials coupons for new owners
• Owner discounts that save you up to $60 every year
• Monthly specials for owners
• Four Co+op Deals coupon books every year, at store
• A percentage of store profit distributed to owners
• 10% case discount on pre-ordered products
• 10% needs-based discount for owners enrolled in
CAP: Co-op Affordability Project
• 5% senior discount every Wednesday for
owners 65 yrs. and older (at Linden Hills only)
• Co-op newsletters mailed or emailed
• A voice and a vote—elect the Board of Directors
• Two free community room rentals per month at Wedge Table

Learn About Our
Co-op Affordability Project

How To Join:

• Fill out an application available at the Customer Service Counter or use our online form
• Pick a payment plan for your eight shares of co-op stock.
• Buy all 8 shares at once ($80) OR buy 2 shares every three months for a year ($20 x 4).
• We will remind you when it is time to purchase your next 2 shares, until you are paid in full.
• Through the CAP: Co-op Affordability Project eligible shoppers can join for just $10.

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The Technicalities
The ownership belongs to the person(s) who signs the application form. Spouses, partners, children and other household members are welcome to use the owner number when shopping. Only the signer(s) may exercise the full rights of ownership.

*To withdraw your ownership: Stock Refund Request forms are available at the Customer Service Desk. The co-op will repurchase the shares, subject to the provisions in the Bylaws.