Joining the Co-op

The Co-op is owned and democratically controlled by its member-owners. By joining the Co-op, you become a part owner of our socially responsible business.
Member-owners also participate in decision making in the Co-op, electing a Board of Directors at the Co-op’s annual meeting. Member-owners also receive a selection of additional benefits.
There is no work requirement!

Becoming a member-owner is easy

JOIN ONLINE

Email your completed application (you can print it here) to leah@flatbushfood.coop, and we'll call you to process your equity payment and provide your Member-owner number for placing delivery orders.
We will make your Member-owner Card when you are able to visit the store.

JOIN IN-STORE
Pick up an application at our customer service desk, fill it out and hand it in to your cashier, pay your processing fee and equity, and we'll take your picture and print you
your co-op Member-owner Card. 

Member-ownership is paid for with a onetime equity investment of $200. You may pay it in full. Or, you may pay a minimum $25 with your application
accompanied by a $15 one-time nonrefundable processing fee), followed by $25 minimum annual payments (due on the anniversary of your first payment) until the balance is paid.

Your equity investment is used to secure the co-op’s economic stability and provide capital for maintenance, improvement, and growth.

Should you choose to leave the co-op, your investment is fully refundable.