Own a grocery store with your friends and neighbors
When you join the Co-op you are more than a member — you are an owner!
When we say “community-owned,” we mean that more than 2,000 members of our community have an equity share in the Co-op. Placerville Food Co-op isn’t owned by one single individual. It is owned by your communities members, friends, and neighbors.
Complete your application and become an Owner today
Make an Equity Payment
Become an Owner
Make an Equity Payment
Quarterly Discount Program
Owners receive 10% OFF their entire order once per quarter. That’s 4 times a year!
Monthly Wellness Discounts
Owners receive 15% OFF on wellness products the first weekend of every month.
Owners over the age of 62 receive 10% OFF their entire order EVERY SUNDAY.
Bulk and Case Order Discounts
Owners receive 10% OFF on special bulk and case orders.
Vote in Board Elections
Participate in the democratic process and vote for new Co-op board members.
Be a Board Member
Serve the Co-op by sitting on the Board of Directors. Meetings occur on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
How much does it cost to become an owner?
Your owner investment is $300. The investment must be paid in full within 3 years.
Is there a payment plan for the ownership?
Yes! Make a $25 payment to begin your ownership, then make a $25 payment (at minimum) every quarter for 3 years.
Owners are welcome to make more frequent payments and/or pay more than $25 to reach their full equity investment before 3 years’ time.
Are there any additional fees or dues that come with with being an Owner?
Not at all! Once you have paid your investement in full, the only money you give to the Co-op will be for your regular shopping trips. There are no monthly, quarterly, or yearly fees associated with Co-op ownership.
Can I get a refund if I'm no longer interested in becoming an Owner?
Of course! You will receive your full investment balance (MINUS a $10 administrative fee) if you decide to withdraw your ownership.
I want to cancel my ownership. How do I do that?
We’re sorry to see you go but we definitely understand. If you need to withdraw your ownership, send an email to: [email protected]
Here’s what you’ll need to include in your email:
- Owner Name
- Owner Number
- A brief statement indicating that you would like to withdraw your ownership and the reason for withdrawing.
- The address to send your equity refund (minus $10 admin fee)
Can I shop at the Co-op even if I'm not an owner?
Absolutely! Placerville Food Co-op is open to ALL. Owners get additional perks, like discounts!
My equity payments are overdue. Can I still shop at the Co-op?
You are welcome to shop at the Co-op! However, owners who are behind on their equity payments are not eligible for Owner perks, like the quarterly discounts. These perks will be available to you once you become current with your equity account.
Can I let anyone use my Co-op Owner number?
No way! Co-op ownership is for one household ONLY. Your Co-op ownership may be revoked if anyone outside your household uses your Co-op number.
How many owner shares can a household purchase?
Just one! According to our Bylaws, only one ownership share may be purchased per household.
There are 3 people in my house. Can we all vote in the upcoming election?
Nope! One household = One ownership share = One vote in the election.