It is one special week after another here at the Co-op, and this week we’re trying yet another new thing; a member drive!
There will be the usual perks of becoming a member, but we also have a couple extra things planned for this special week. First I would like to share with you what being a member at the Springfield Food Co-op is about.
As the community’s Co-op it is our goal to to be a consistent source of reasonably priced, natural, local, and organic products. Shopping here is a way of supporting local farmers and businesses, as well as putting money back into the community. Becoming a member actually means becoming an owner, and with this investment comes the ability to attend our annual meeting, vote on Co-op issues, and vote for our Board of Directors, helping to shape our future.
To become a member is an $85.00 one time investment which can be paid in monthly installments. It is important to us that this option is open to all in our community which is why we have a Food For All program. Those with EBT, WIC, or SSI can get 10% off their groceries and pay their installments by the year. The Food For All program is part of our Community Roots Outreach Projects which also includes our Change For Change program, our monthly round-up for local non-profits at the register.
There are many benefits to being a member. Everything from voting for board members or on matters concerning your Co-op, to monthly member sales, member appreciation days, 10% off if you order a case of your favorite item, 10% off all Now supplements everyday, and 5% off all wellness items on Wednesdays. Members are also eligible for patronage dividends on our year-end-profits, meaning the more you shop the larger that amount could be!
Now for those special things I mentioned at the beginning of this post!
🍎 If you become a member during our first ever member drive you are automatically entered into a raffle for a $75.00 gift card to the Co-op!
🍎You could be just in time to join us for our Member Appreciation Day party on Friday, October 26th! Become a member anytime between now and that very day and you will enjoy 5% off storewide, tons of free samples, and a chance to meet our board members! There will also be venders present from: Vermont Tortilla Co, Levinsky Top Shelf Foods, and Backroads Granola!
As always don’t hesitate to call or come in with any questions, we love to help and sincerely believe that there are no silly questions. Well, maybe there are some, but sometimes those are more fun to answer!
Come be a part of our Co-op family!