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.  

The Cooperative Council meets monthly. Meetings are open to the public and are generally the second Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in attending, please email info@urbangreens.com.