Own a grocery store with your neighbors!

Stop by the registers to become an owner or follow the link below!


Become an owner


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 $866,436 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.


Read about Food For All


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.


Become an owner



Owner Benefits

Radish Rewards: Our Owner Loyalty Program

Radish Rewards is our newest owner program! Owners and staff can accrue points with each purchase at Common Ground. You earn one point per dollar spent, and these points can be redeemed for dollars off a future purchase. Alcohol and CBD are not eligible for point accrual or redemption.


Read more about Radish Rewards

Owner Appreciation Days

We love our owners! 4 times a year, we say thank you with Owner Appreciation Days. You get 10% off an entire purchase, access to dozens of exclusive owner deals, the chance to win amazing prizes, and a coupon book that you can use in between Owner Days!


Look out for OAD dates in March, May, September, and December. 

Owner Deals

In addition to our weekly sales and bi-weekly Co-op deals, Owners get exclusive discounts on certain products in the store! Check out our current Owner Deals here.

Discounts For Bulk Buying

Want to stock up on your favorite product? Owners get 10% off cases of regularly priced special order items!

Owner Referral Program

Refer a friend and you both get $10 in Radish Rewards!

Voting Rights

One share = one vote! As an owner you have the power to vote for board members and even run for the board yourself. You also help determine the local organizations featured in our Round Up For Good program. Sine the program began in 2012, over $500,000 has been donated to local organizations through Round Up For Good!

Patronage Dividends

Our profits are reinvested in your Co-op or shared with you as an annual rebate based on your purchases.

Equity Refunds


Because this is an actual share of Common Ground and not a fee or due, equity can be sold back to you at any time if you no longer wish to be an owner. You may request an equity refund card from any of our staff and return it in-store, or click below to complete your request online. Please note that refunds may take up to 90 days to process. 


I Would Like An Equity Refund