Everyone is welcome and anyone can join
at East Aurora Co-op!
Everyone is welcome to shop, but EACM simply wouldn’t exist without member-owners. Unlike other stores that sell local, organic, clean foods, co-ops are owned and governed by the members who shop at the stores. No distant shareholders pull the strings of power, and the store exists solely to meet the needs of owners and the community. We elect our fellow owners to hire management and steer the future of our store.
Joining the co-op means becoming an owner. You only join once. There are no annual fees or additional costs. Your ownership lasts as long as you shop at EACM. Owners enjoy discounts, owner-only specials, and patronage dividends during profitable years. To top it all off, co-op owners are a proud part of our local food community, supporting local farmers and small producers right here in WNY.
Benefits of ownership
There are lots of great reasons to join! Co-op owners enjoy great benefits, including:
- Owner Appreciation discounted shopping trips – 10% off!
- Owner specials everyday throughout the store.
- Special ordering 10% discount on preordered bulk or case items at the store.
- Direct the business with a vote for the Board, or serve on the Board of Directors.
- Education discounts Special pricing on co-op classes and education opportunities.
- Patronage dividends Once the co-op is profitable, we’ll return money back to owners in dividends proportional to the amount spent at the co-op.
- A community investment Support a community-owned business that works to sustain the local economy.
Becoming an owner is easy
Join online or stop by a register, complete an application form and choose your payment option:
1. Make a one-time $200 stock investment. You’re fully paid, for good!
2. Payment plan: Make a down payment of at least $25, and pay $25/month for eight months. Enjoy owner benefits right away while you pay off your share!
East Aurora Co-op Market
EACM exists to create a vibrant, healthy community in the Southtowns by providing access to fresh, local and wholesome foods to everyone.
Open to Everyone 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. DAILY
591 Main Street East Aurora NY 14052
PH: 716 655 COOP (2667)
Email: [email protected]