Frequently Asked Questions

How is a co-op different from other grocery stores?

Unlike larger food store chains, co-ops are 100% independently owned and operated and have a commitment to providing year-round access to healthy, locally-produced natural and organic foods. Co-ops are mission-driven rather than profit-driven.

Do I have to be a member-owner to shop at the co-op?

No; everyone can shop at the Morrisville Food Co-op! Membership is completely voluntary and anyone is welcome to shop at the co-op, member or not! We welcome anyone that is interested in supporting our local economy and producers. All events are open to the public unless specifically noted otherwise.

Why should I join?

Membership is a way for you to support your local co-op. Members have access to additional sales and discounts, can vote for the board of directors, and take pride in supporting community businesses.

How much does a membership cost?

There are two membership options for you to choose from:

Option 1 – Annual Membership: $20 per year with the ability to renew annually. An annual membership builds member equity each year until you reach a lifetime equity contribution of $200

Option 2 – Lifetime Membership: $200 one-time fee

You may apply online or in the store.

How can the Co-op compete with other grocery stores?

The Morrisville Food Co-op has different offerings than other area grocery stores. Larger chain stores emphasize price, volume and variety. The Co-op’s inventory emphasizes healthy, organic and locally sourced products with the intended support of local producers and stimulation of the local economy. Additionally, the Morrisville Food Co-op offers educational opportunities that  allow shoppers to make more informed and more healthful choices.

Are Morrisville Food Co-op’s Prices Higher?

Although prices may be higher on certain items than in local big chain stores, consumers must take into account: product source – is it a local product? Local products are typically of a much higher quality and cost more to produce, which will be reflected in pricing. Volume – chain grocers purchase in large volume, whereas smaller co-ops do not. This will also effect pricing.

How can I help to support the Morrisville Food Co-op’s growth and success?

You can easily help support the Co-op!

  1. Shop at the Morrisville Food Co-op!

  2. Keep the feedback coming! Sharing your product likes, needs and wants helps us to stock the items important to you!

  3. Become a member! Go to the Become a Member page for details.

  4. Attend Co-op Events.

  5. Volunteer to share your expertise through educational workshops

  6. Help spread the word; share what you love about the Co-op on social media!

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