Your Co-op is owned collectively by its members, a group of local people like you with similar interests and needs. They make the decisions they feel will best serve their community and their store. But a co-op is more than a group of people who get together to meet their needs. Co-ops rely on Co-operative Principles and Values to guide their business and operating decisions.
Co-operative Values – self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
When you become a member of your Co-op, you enjoy many benefits such as control in building a stronger community, the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or on committees and the money you spend at your co-op stays in your community to be re-circulated for the benefit of all.