FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO SHOP AT THE CO-OP STORE?
No, the Co-op store is open to all – everyone is welcome!
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?
The cost of a membership is $150 and there is no annual fee.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN NOW?
When you join the Co-op, you become part owner of an independent, community-owned business that supports the local economy, ethical purchasing and human cooperation. Your investment also builds equity for the co-op helping us stay strong and giving us the capital to grow.
WHY A CO-OP?
Wolfeboro Community Food Co-op is intentionally structured as a democratically owned and run cooperative. By joining together we have been able to grow a business that provides high quality natural foods and products to Wolfeboro and the surrounding communities. Collectively we are the owner of our own food source!
ARE THERE OTHER BENEFITS?
Yes, besides having natural foods available to the community, your member benefits include: member-only sales and specials, 15% discount on special order case purchases, patronage rewards (during profitable years) and the right to vote for the board of directors and run for a seat on the board.
WHERE IS THE STORE LOCATED?
The store is located at 50 Bay Street in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
CAN I BUY MORE THAN ONE SHARE?
Absolutely! Our Co-op has a one person, one vote system but you are welcome to support the Co-op by buying multiple shares or making a donation! (See Donation Page)
OTHER THAN BECOMING A MEMBER-OWNER, HOW CAN I HELP?
Talk to your friends, co-workers, teammates, book group, play group and family and ask them to join you in supporting this wonderful, community-owned food store by becoming members.
–And, we will always need talented and enthusiastic people to join the board or volunteer to work.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT CO-OPS?
The National Cooperative Business Association and the International Cooperative Alliance support and promote co-ops nationally and internationally.
Becoming a member of Wolfeboro Community Food Co-op is easy.
For Membership Assistance – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Membership Benefits Start as Soon as You Join!
You will enjoy:
– Pride in ownership;
– Creating a business that is dedicated to strengthening our local food system;
– The right to vote for our Board of Directors as well run for a seat on the board;
– One-stop shopping for all of your organic, local and natural food and product needs;
– Supporting a business that provides local jobs and builds a strong local economy;
– Member Specials and Sales List emailed to you;
– 15% discount on special-order case purchases;
– Patronage rewards based on how much you shop – during profitable times;
– Member-owner discounts on classes and workshops.
Why Do You Need Members
When you join the Co-op, you become part-owner of an independent, community-owned business that supports the local economy, ethical purchasing and human cooperation. Your investment builds equity for the co-op – helping us stay strong and giving us the capital to grow. Your one-time, $150 membership fee purchases one share in Wolfeboro Community Food Cooperative and provides the benefits outlined above.
CLICK HERE to pay by credit card.
To pay by check, fill out the Member-Owner Application and mail completed form along with your check payable to Wolfeboro Community Food Co-op.