Becoming a Member-Owner

Why purchase a share?

In addition to being an active part of the business model, by becoming a member-owner, you will have the benefits of:

  • Voting at the annual meeting and having a voice in the co-op’s policies

  • Being eligible to serve on the board or committees

  • Accessing specials and discounts at our partnering businesses through the Local Roots program

  • Receiving an annual patronage dividend when the co-op earns surplus income

  • Receiving discounts on case items and having the privilege of placing special orders

  • Enjoying periodic specials through the co-op such as on member-owner appreciation days and 5% off your total purchase every Monday (excluding gift certificates, alcohol, and member payments)

  • Receiving reduced or free registration for specified classes and co-op events

  • Most importantly, you will be supporting a vibrant community store dedicated to sourcing food that is healthy for people, the planet and the local economy!

Check out our Gardiner Food Co-op brochure and support the Co-op project by buying your member-owner share today (click here to review the Share Purchase Agreement).  To become a member-owner, you can fill out the brochure and send it along with your check by mail, OR you can fill out the online form below and either make a secure online payment through our PayPal account OR send your check to Gardiner Food Co-op at PO Box 21, Gardiner, ME  04345. If you fill the online form, make sure you hit “submit’’ at the end of the form.


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Note: Please press on the “submit” button before making your payment.


Please Note: The paypal purchase option includes the $3.29 service fee that we get charged by Paypal per transaction based on the $100 share.  To avoid the extra charge, you may mail in your check (made out to the Gardiner Food Co-op) to PO Box 21, Gardiner, ME  04345.
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Note: this PayPal button enables you to make your payment online through your credit card or paypal account, please also make sure you fill out the form above before making your payment, thank you.