WHAT IS A CO-OP?
A co-op is a cooperative, member-owned business. The Oshkosh Food Co-op is a not-for-profit membership organization that connects local residents in the Fox Valley with healthy food choices.
A food co-op offers many products like any other grocery store, but is owned by the people who purchase member shares. Both members and non-members can shop at the Co-op. Because the Co-op is owned by the people who share your interests and values, the Co-op can source food locally and emphasize natural and organic food.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Check out the presentation we gave at our Co-op Grow-op event on June 4, 2015 where we got 45 new Member-Owners to support the Co-op! Check out the slides to learn more about our progress and timeline for the future: Oshkosh Food Co-op | Co-op Grow-op Event Overview Presentation.
When you join a food Co-op, you are investing in a community-owned grocery store. You'll know that you are keeping your food dollars in the community. And, members may also earn a dividend, based on the financial performance of the co-op. Additional benefits may include case and bulk discounts, workshop/event discounts and a complimentary subscription to our Co-op publications.
SUPPORTING THE CO-OP:
You can purchase a non-refundable lifetime membership in the Co-op for $180. You may name one other person in your household to the account. You may pay this membership amount over 18 months at $11 per month. With your membership, you receive the right to vote on official Co-op matter, attend our Annual Meeting, and have a say in the way the Co-op works.
GRATITUDE SHOUT OUT!
A huge thanks to Drew, owner of Offbeat Press for his work in creating the Oshkosh Food Co-op logo!