Own a grocery store with your neighbors!
Make a commitment to your community as an owner of Common Ground. Ownership means you support our local economy, participate in conscious consumerism, and have a voice in how the Co-op runs. Ownership definitely has its perks, but you don’t have to be an owner to experience Common Ground. Everyone is welcome to shop with us!
What does Co-op ownership mean?
Common Ground is a democratically organized business. This means that as an owner, you get one share and one vote. You have the ability to vote on Board of Directors elections and our Round Up for Good donation recipients. Ownership at the Co-op also means that you are supporting a local business that supports other local businesses - in 2020, Common Ground invested $846,774 in local foods!
How to become an owner?
Ownership is just a one-time equity payment of $60. Equity is your ownership investment in the Co-op and is what makes Common Ground community-owned. Equity is working capital, and is used to pay for equipment, services, and everything else needed to keep the Co-op running! Equity can be purchased in full for $60, or split up into 12 monthly payments of $5.
We also offer an equity grant through our Food For All Program.
When you become an owner, the perks start right away! You get a free canvas Common Ground shopping bag, a new owner coupon flyer, a Common Ground postcard, tons of information, and recipe cards, and your Radish Rewards begin accruing immediately.