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Becoming an Owner

Right now is the most important time to become an owner because the longer you wait to join, the longer it will take to open the store. By becoming a co-op owner now, you will play an integral role in the process of bringing a full-service grocery store that offers food grown and produced by your neighbors to Silverton.

Buying a share is easy! It’s a one-time investment of $150. We also offer payment plans if that is a better fit for you. We want ownership to be accessible to anyone who wants to become an owner. A founding ownership share of $300 is also available ($150 ownership share, plus $150 of additional support). Founding owners will receive in-store recognition.

To become an owner:

  1. Complete an owner application. You can complete the application online or you can download a copy of the application and 1) submit it via mail, 2) drop it off at an event or 3) e-mail it to info@silvertonfood.coop.
  2. Pay your owner share. You can pay your owner share in full or if you you choose the payment plan option, you can pay the first installment of your share. You can either pay online, in person at an event or by mail. We accept debit/credit, cash or check.
Apply Online
Mail in Application

The Benefits of Ownership

Owners choose the benefits, such as:

  • Have a locally owned community grocery store with the primary mission of providing healthy, locally produced fresh food while circulating dollars through local economic community
  • Participate in the organization by voting, serving on committees, and/or running for the Board of Directors
  • Patronage refunds during profitable years, as determined by the Board of Directors
  • Access to Members-only specials and events
  • Invitation to Silverton Food Co-op’s Annual Meeting & Party
  • Receive Silverton Food Co-op’s newsletter
  • Supporting a local business dedicated to improving access to good food and enhancing our community’s quality of life

Ownership Supports

  • Family farms
  • Nutrition education
  • Regional artisan foods
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Sustainable farming
  • Slowed urban sprawl
  • Fair trade
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Local employment
  • Small-scale producers
  • Community connections
  • Local economy
  • Healthy food access
  • Cooperative economy