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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.  Once we passed the milestone of 500 owners, we no longer offer the founding ownership. We would like to thank all the founding owners for their support. Founding owners will receive in-store recognition.

To Become an Owner

  • Step One: Choose your payment
    • Owner
      • One payment of $150
      • 10 Monthly Payments of $15.
        (these must be set up for recurring)
  • Step Two: Enter Your Information
  • Step Three: You’re an Owner of Silverton Food Co-op!
Apply Online
Mail in Application

Fill out the form online, print it, sign it, and mail it in.

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 C.O.RE, co-op owner rewards! Great perks and discounts through our growing list of local business partners.
  • 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