What does it mean to be a Co-Owner?
Co-Ownership is at the core of what sets the Co-op apart from other grocery stores. The only people who have a say in how the Co-op is run are our local Co-Owners. Co-Ownership is democratic: every owner gets exactly one share in the Co-op. That means that no one can use money to buy influence or control. We all help guide the Co-op together, every year when we vote to elect our Board of Directors.
This democratic distinction makes us unique and independent. The Co-op doesn't have to answer to anyone but our community of Co-Owners. That's how it's been since 1973, when local community members banded together to create a small food-buying club tucked away in downtown Boise. Two cities, four stores, forty-two years, and more than 26,000 Co-Owners later, the Co-op is stronger than ever. It's a true testament to the power of a community working together.
This month, we're celebrating the spirit of Co-Ownership inviting you to join this community by waiving the $15 admin fee and offering a special coupon to everyone who joins.
What are the benefits?
A monthly 10% discount that can be used any day you choose, all day, at any of our locations.
Access to special Co-Owner sales each month.
Discounts on our classes.
Local discounts on goods and services from businesses that are part of our Local Co-Operators program.
You get to vote in our Annual Elections, including electing Board Members to represent you.
For only $50, you own a share in a local business!
How is my equity put to work?
Creating a healthier community that supports individuals in need through our Community Involvement.
Supporting the local food system by prioritizing locally sourced products.
Growing the local economy by ensuring more dollars stay in Idaho.
Creating local jobs, and providing a living wage and benefits to more than 200 employees.
How can I sign up?
You can sign up in store at any of our locations, or online at the link below. Your $50 investment an equity share in the Boise Co-op. If you sign up in stores, you can sign up for the "5% plan". This pay-as-you-go option means we simply add 5% to your purchase each time you shop, until the total of those payments reaches $50.
What if I'm already a Co-Owner?
If you're already a Co-Owner but would like to participate in the Owner Drive, you can always purchase a gift Co-Ownership! You can sign someone up in the store or online. Thank you for being a part of the Co-op!