Become an Owner
SLO Natural Foods Co-op Member Owner Benefits:
SLO Natural Foods Co-op is open to the public and everyone is welcome to shop here. Your investment in a membership provides SLO Natural Foods Co-op with funds for community scholarships, capital improvements and growth and helps ensure our financial soundness. Buying from the Co-op not only supports our local producers but keeps your money right here in our community.
Becoming an owner also offers savings and other benefits, including:
Patronage Refunds when the Co-op is profitable (just like at REI, also a Member Owned Co-op)
Seasonal Member/Owner Appreciation Days - where Member/Owners save 10% on one shop.
Monthly “First Friday Plus” Specials - Members save 10% Friday, Saturday & Sunday in a specific department.
Special Order Discounts - Member/Owners receive extra savings. See below for details.
Member Product Promotions - Special product offers for Member/Owners only.
Special Events Just for Members - too many to count, and more coming.
Voting rights at Annual and Special Member Meetings
The cost of one equity share remains $300.00, payable in $25.00 annual installments until fully paid. If you prefer, you can invest the entire $300.00 when you first sign up and you’ll receive a $30.00 gift certificate. There is also a one-time, non-refundable $10.00 processing fee the first year you join. Once you have paid $300 you are fully vested, though all the benefits described above are effective with your initial payment.*
Membership forms are available here or at the Co-op. We're currently not able to accept payment online, but upon payment at the register you’ll receive your Membership card and your benefits will start right away.
*If you should ever move or elect to discontinue shopping at SLO Natural Foods Co-op, you can request and will receive a full refund of the equity money you have invested.
SLO Natural Foods Co-op offers a generous special order policy to both shoppers and owners. Anyone can place special orders but owners receive more substantial discounts and the more you order, the greater your savings. Special order savings are available on all products from our primary distributor, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI).
Please speak with one of our team members for more information.