About Urban Greens Food Co-op
Urban Greens Food Co-op is a member-owned and controlled business that operates for the mutual benefit of those member-owners. Urban Greens also operates according to common principles established for cooperatives: voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; cooperation among cooperatives; concern for community; and environmental responsibility.
Households make a small investment of $160.00 (or $80.00 for a low-income share) to become member-owners of Urban Greens Food Co-op. This membership equity is a one-time purchase and can be paid over time.
- Every member has one vote
- Members can run for the cooperative council
- The store will be open to everyone
The governance of the co-op is member directed; the cooperative council officers are all member-owners elected at the annual meeting by majority vote. During the start-up phase, the council is charged with leading and organizing all aspects of the store development process. Once the store is opened, the council oversees the overally management of operations.