Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Can anyone shop at the Co-op?
A: Yes! Anyone can shop at the Co-op; you do not need to be an owner. Owners just get more perks and ownership is open to everyone.
Q: Do you have to live in THE CHEQUAMEGON BAY AREA to BECOME AN OWNER?
A: No. Our members come from all over the country!
Q: How much does it cost to BECOME AN OWNER?
A: Owners purchase a $150 share in the Co-op to be fully vested. This amount may be paid in all in one shot or over the course of six years in $25 annual increments.
Q: Does the Co-op accept coupons?
A: The Co-op accepts manufacturers’ coupons for any product that we sell. Coupons must be used before their expiration date to be valid.
Q: DOES THE CO-OP ACCEPT Food Stamps (EBT) AND WIC?
A: We accept food stamps (EBT) just like any other grocery store. However, we are not authorized to accept WIC (although we are looking into it for the future).
Q: DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
A: We accept all major credit cards and debit cards, including American Express and Discover.
Q: What KINDS OF PRODUCTS ARE AT THE CO-OP?
A: The Co-op carries a wide variety of products to serve our diverse range of customers who have a variety of needs. We sell mostly organic fruits and vegetables, with local produce being the only exception to the organic rule. We also sell nationally recognized brands of natural and organic groceries, health food, vitamins, household items, pet products, housewares, office supplies, gift items, and more.
Q: HOW CAN I GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT THE CO-OP?
A: The Co-op hosts a number of community activities and events throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer for one of these events, please contact Meagan, our marketing & member services manager. While volunteers are unpaid, they often receive free food and always have a fun, rewarding experience.