JOIN OUR CO-OP!

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

Everyone is welcome to join as a Member-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 7,400 member-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 Member-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 Member-Owner Appreciation Days and receive 10% off all purchases (excluding beer, wine, milk and Buying Club)
  • Participate in our BUYING CLUB. Save 15% or more when you pre-order by the case.
  • Save $$ with Member-Owner Bonus Buys.
  • Develop and sustain a strong LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM.
  • Vote in elections and other member-owner votes.
  • Run as a candidate in Board elections.
  • Contribute as a member lender.
  • Receive a subscription to the co-op newsletter.
  • Join the UMASS Five College Credit Union.
  • Become eligible for any annual patronage rebates declared by the board when the co-op is profitable.
  • Own your equity share investment as long as you choose. Your share can be redeemed when/if you choose to no longer be a member-owner.
  • Experience pride in keeping River Valley Market 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 membership brochure.
Click on image to download printable membership brochure.