When you become an owner of Green Top Grocery, you actually become part of something special. Green Top is owned and operated by people just like you – members of the community willing to work together to provide access to local, healthy food.
Co-ops exist to serve the needs of the owners rather than to generate a profit. When the co-op does make a profit, it is cycled back into Green Top or if sufficient profit is made, it is given back to the owners in the form of a Patronage Dividend.
Your ownership investment in the co-op is what makes Green Top Grocery community-owned! It provides working capital and is not a fee, or dues, but an actual share of Green Top Grocery. This also means it can be sold back to us at any time. Ownership is a one-time investment of $200. We know $200 is not small chunk of change.
Co-op ownership is voluntary and all shoppers are welcome at Green Top.