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A cooperative is a business owned and managed by its members. As locally owned businesses, co-ops are committed to the people they serve and the communities in which they live. To join the Clayton Food Co-op, there is a one-time capital share payment of $150. Annual renewable membership is $35. Member-owners have the benefit of special ordering food items from our supplier's vast catalog at a 10-15% discount. Many items are local, many are certified organic. The catalog item list may be accessed on the group's Member-Owner Only Page.
As a member-owner you belong to an organization that strives to sustain the environment, the economy and our community. The Clayton Food Co-op actively supports local agriculture, food producers and general products.
Member-owners have a voice in what is sold, as well as in the overall organization of the co-op. Member-owners get the most buying power for their money and the money stays in the community, contributing to its strength.
The co-op is seeking vendors with local, natural, fresh produce, baked goods, food, meat, dairy, honey, soaps, personal care items, and more. Click here to learn more or sign up for the vendors' open house Tuesday, May 1. We hope to see you there!
Those interested in selling their homegrown or homemade goods through the co-op are encouraged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 775-8087. To sign up for the group's newsletter, click here.