What is a Co-op?

What is a cooperative?

Co-ops are member-owned enterprises where all members have the same voting power. However, every Co-op is different. Legally speaking, OUR co-op is a not-for-profit enterprise, where each member has a vote in determining our goals and the ultimate direction we take as a whole. Since we are brand new, much of the shape of what we will become hasn’t been defined yet: we have adapted functional bylaws to our needs and will modify these over time!

Over time this co-op will grow organically like the food we produce. We envision community development, education programs, and any way we can think of to celebrate good food and bring people together.

Membership and its Advantages

Through your membership with Eat Local Grey Bruce you are given access to healthy local food that is grown sustainability. Your membership also helps support local farmers and businesses and contributes to building a regional food system that is robust, fair, and environmentally friendly all from the comfort of your computer! Eat Local Grey Bruce is your most convenient and economical option to purchase a great variety of locally produced goods of finest quality.

As a co-op member you get a say in what we sell, how products can be produced, and get to take part in the strategic direction of our enterprise. With our producer membership continuing to grow as we prove ourselves a viable enterprise, your choices will only get better!

To become a member, sign up with your address, name and credit card (email info@eatlocalgreybruce.ca for other payment options if no credit card available). A consumer membership costs $35 per year (multi-year sign-up discounts available), and producers pay a $250 annual fee that includes setting up a producer site.