Local Has Never Looked So Good: Ownership Benefits at the Co-op

Did you know that anyone can become an owner at the St. Peter Food Co-op? We are a co-operative business owned entirely by members of the community—over 2,600 individual owners.

Owners contribute to a vital part of the local St. Peter economy and support community outreach programs, sustainable and organic practices, and economic democracy. We also offer student memberships at a discounted rate.

Become an Owner of the St. Peter Food Co-op

Ownership at the Co-op is a $200, one-time stock purchase. There are two ways to pay: all at once ($200) or a down payment of $55 with six quarterly payments of $25 each. Students with a valid college ID can become Co-op owners for a discounted rate of $25/year.

Benefits of ownership include quarterly (4/year) Owner Appreciation Days, where owners can pick one of the four days to receive the following discount on their entire Co-op purchase:

  • 10% discount (purchases up to $100)
  • 15% discount (purchases $100-$150)
  • 20% discount (purchases over $150)

Owner Appreciation Days also include in-store tastings, vendor visits, and seasonal giveaways.

Save the date: Owner Appreciation Days are September 14-17

In addition, the Co-op offers special weekly sales just for owners (check out the orange-topped “Owner Special” signs throughout the store); a 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 owners); and a vote to participate in Co-op governance. Learn more about Co-op ownership.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Owner Appreciation Dates:

  • September 14-17, 2017
  • December 21-24, 2017
  • February 1-4, 2018
  • May 10-13, 2018

To become a Co-op owner, speak with any cashier or team member or visit our customer service counter. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

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