JOIN OUR CO-OP!

Become a Co-op Owner! Stop by the Customer Service Desk today to apply.

Everyone is welcome to join as a Co-op Owner. Membership requires a $150 (minimum) equity investment (not an annual fee). A payment plan option is available. We also have a low-income membership assistance program--inquire at the Customer Service Desk to learn more.

You are investing as an owner in the start-up financing of the co-op and have the opportunity to participate in the business development process. Your equity share will last long into the future entitling you to the benefits of River Valley Co-op cooperative ownership.

The co-op currently consists of over 7,800 Co-op owners! Together we support our co-op to meet our mutual needs for a just marketplace in the Pioneer Valley.

Sign up now! Stop by the Customer Service desk and ask for an application form, or call 413-584-2665 for more information.

As a Co-op Owner of River Valley Co-op you can:

  • Receive coupons worth over $25 when you join, plus a thank-you coupon for 10% off one shopping trip.
  • Shop on Co-op Owner Appreciation Days and receive 10% off all purchases. (Excluding beer, wine, milk, special orders, Buying Club, and Food For All)
  • Participate in our BUYING CLUB. Save 15% or more when you pre-order by the case.
  • Save $$ with our weekly Co-op Owner Bonus Buys.
  • Become eligible for any annual Patronage Rebates declared by the board when the co-op is profitable.
  • Invest with a Co-op Owner Loan during loan campaign periods. Ask for more details at Customer Service.
  • Exhibit your art in the Cafe Gallery.
  • Join the UMass Five College Credit Union.
  • Vote in elections and other co-op owner votes.
  • Run as a candidate in Board elections.
  • Receive a subscription to the Co-Op Newsletter.
  • Own your equity share investment as long as you choose. When/if you choose to no longer be a co-op owner, you may request to redeem it. (See by-laws for details including potential restrictions.)
  • Be part of developing and sustaining a strong local food system.
  • HAVE PRIDE in keeping River Valley Co-op a vibrant, sustainable community-owned resource for years to come.  

The biggest benefit of all: owning and enjoying a great co-op food store in Northampton!

Click on image to download printable ownership application.

Click on image to download printable ownership application.

Click on image to download printable ownership benefits brochure.

Click on image to download printable ownership benefits brochure.