Co-op Ownership

Anyone can become an owner at the St. Peter Food Co-op. As an owner, you will contribute to a vital part of the local economy and support community outreach programs, sustainable and organic practices, and economic democracy. We offer student memberships as well (outlined below).

Ownership at the Co-op is a $200, one-time stock purchase. There are two ways to pay:

Payment Plan

Due Now: $55

6 Quarterly Payments: $25/ea

(End cost: $11.11/month)

All at Once

$200 due

Benefits of Ownership

Anyone can shop at the St. Peter Food Co-op, but by becoming an owner you are entitled to:

  • Owner discounts and sales (look for the orange-topped “Owner Special” signs).

  • Quarterly Owner Appreciation Days with discounts throughout the store.

  • 10% discount on special orders.

  • Patronage refunds, when available and if declared by the Board of Directors. This is how Co-ops send profits back to their owners.

  • A vote! You are eligible to participate in Co-op governance by electing or serving on the Board of Directors and voting on all major issues.

  • Check cashing privileges for up to $25.00 over the amount of purchase.
  • Discounts at other participating Twin Cities food co-ops, including Eastside Food Co-op, Lakewinds Natural Foods, Linden Hills Co-op, Mississippi Market,  Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli, Valley Natural Foods, Wedge Community Co-op,  plus River Market Community Co-op in Stillwater, MN, City Center Market in Cambridge, MN, and Just Food Co-op in Northfield, MN.

  • Yearly coupon book from the National Co-op Grocers.

  • Weekly emails highlighting sales, upcoming events, and more.

  • @MULBERRY, our full-color magazine.

  • Complimentary St. Peter Food Co-op Chico® shopping bag.

It’s rewarding to be a part of a place that supports local vendors

Each week I look forward to receiving the email showing what the fresh deals and owner specials will be so that I can plan our meals accordingly. As an owner, not only do I appreciate the weekly specials, it’s also rewarding to be a part of a place that supports local vendors, values giving back to the community, and provides educational opportunities.

Marisa Isenberg

I am spending my money in a way that supports other locally owned businesses

For me, as an owner, it’s the overall experience… knowing I am spending my money in a way that supports other locally owned businesses, knowing that I am putting the best possible food on my family’s table, and knowing I am part of a population of like-minded people.

Nancy Goodwin

Fills my heart, soul and tummy

I have a deep love for our local Co-op as an owner because of the way my experiences there fill up my heart, soul & tummy. You know that the products chosen have been carefully considered for their sustainability and overall goodness for body, family, and planet.

Erica Idso

Student Ownership

Students can become Co-op owners for a discounted rate of $25/year. Student owners must hold a valid college ID and must show their ownership card and picture ID at each transaction. Student ownerships cannot be shared.

Benefits of Student Ownership

  • Owner discounts and sales (look for the orange-topped “Owner Special” signs).

  • Quarterly Owner Appreciation Days with discounts throughout the store.

  • 10% discount on special orders.

  • Discounts at other participating Twin Cities food co-ops, including Eastside Food Co-op, Lakewinds Natural Foods, Linden Hills Co-op, Mississippi Market,  Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli, Valley Natural Foods, Wedge Community Co-op,  plus River Market Community Co-op in Stillwater, MN, City Center Market in Cambridge, MN, and Just Food Co-op in Northfield, MN.

  • Yearly coupon book from National Co-op Grocers.

  • Weekly emails highlighting sales, upcoming events, and more.

  • @MULBERRY, our full-color magazine.

  • Check cashing privileges for up to $25.00 over the amount of purchase.

Become an Owner

Anyone can become an owner at the St. Peter Food Co-op. As an owner, you will contribute to a vital part of the local economy and support community outreach programs, sustainable and organic practices, and economic democracy. Ownership investment is a $200, one-time stock purchase.

To become a Co-op owner, speak with any cashier or team member or visit our customer service counter.

Questions about Co-op ownership? Contact us using the form below:

Two ways to pay:

Payment Plan
Due Now: $55
6 Quarterly Payments: $25/ea
(End cost: 11.11/month)

All at Once: $200 due