Central Co-op is independent, democratic, and community-owned, and anyone can join! Over 15,000 other people in your community own these stores! Central Co-op owners get personal and collective benefits from co-owning and supporting a successful independent business that's rooted in our community. That means we're guided by the needs of the people we serve, right here in Seattle and Tacoma.
Central Co-op is a Solidarity Cooperative, where consumer and worker shares are an equity investment that helps us purchase inventory and equipment, finance operations, and minimize outside debt. Owners also support the Co-op by shopping and working here, and by participating in the Co-op's democratic processes, like voting in our Elections or serving on our Board.
Buying a Consumer Share
One consumer share of Central Co-op costs $100, and can be purchased all at once or in small installments.
Join in-store: You can become a consumer owner at the Central Services desk or at the checkstands by paying all $100 at once, or in small installments.
Join online: Pay $100 through Paypal by filling out our online form, and we will mail you your consumer owner information. Once we receive notification from Paypal of your payment, a human will create your account in 1-2 business days.
Join Now Online
Ready to co-own a community-powered grocery? Fantastic! Read over the Ownership Agreement, and if you agree to the terms, click the I Agree button. You'll be taken to Paypal where you can enter your account and payment information. It's OK if you don't have a Paypal account--you can still pay with a credit card or debit/credit card.
I agree to receive communications from Central Co-op regarding important Co-op business. I agree to abide by the principles, terms, and policies of Central Co-op. I understand that my membership is not transferable.