Owner Orientation

Not sure what it means to be a PFC owner? New to the store and want to know more?

 People Shopping in Freezer Isle in Store

Join us for our next owner orientation on Wednesday, February , at 6:30pm

At the orientation, you'll:

  • Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, 
  • Take a tour of the store,
  • Have your questions answered in person, and
  • Meet other PFC owners and staff

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.

A growing number of individuals and families have chosen to financially invest in our cooperative business through ownership.  By doing so, you provide a stable future for your natural grocery store and make a difference in our community.

 

As of March 2012, we are 2093 owners strong and growing!


 

Why should I become an owner?


Woman Holding Sign that Says I Love the Co-opAnyone can shop at the Co-op, and it's our owners that are the backbone of our local grocery. We are a community based grocer, and you are why we are here. It is you that can make the difference by investing in the future of your Co-op.

So why become an owner? Well, our Own Up! brochure details the benefits of ownership, but here are a few highlights:

  • Bi-weekly owner specials
  • Case discounts on items ordered in quantity
  • 10% discount on non-sale items of one shopping trip during Owner Appreciation Days (held every other month)
  • Voting privileges for all elections and eligibility to run for the Board of Directors (see Your Board of Directors for more information)
  • Active ownership of an amazing local grocery store

 

In addition, as soon as you make your first payment, you receive the full benefits of ownership!

 

How do I become an owner?


Own Up Brochure LogoOnce you have decided to become an owner, all you need to do is:

  1. Download, print, fill out and return the Ownership Agreement PDF, or fill out our Online Owner Agreement Form. Note: Please allow 3 days for online ownership agreements to be processed.
  2. Choose the payment plan that works best for you ($10 a month, $50 a year, or all of the $250 investment at once). 
  3. Make your first payment! As long as you are up-to-date in your payments, you receive all of the benefits of being an owner. You can send a check, stop by the store, or pay online. Note: Online payment is available only for the $50 and $250 payments.

 

It is important to note that you own your investment – the money you pay into the store is still yours.  If you decide you no longer wish to be a Co-op owner, we ask that you send a written request for your money to be returned.

If you are interested in learning more, we would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have - feel free to call or come into the store.  You are also welcome to take a look at our owner handbook (including our bylaws).