Become an Owner

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 and 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. It’s not a fee, or dues, but an actual share of Green Top Grocery. 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

Become an owner online (see below), by mail or in person!

Apply In-Store

  • Simply let cashier know when you are checking out that you’d like to become an owner.
  • Choose your share option (you must purchase two shares, but can purchase up to 5 shares. Please note that no additional benefits apply when purchasing more than two shares, it’s simply a vote of confidence in the co-op!)
  • Select the Payment Plan that works best for you
    • Full Payment
    • Monthly Payment
      • Down payment of $30, plus 9 monthly payments of $20 each
    • 20 Month Subsidized Payment Plan
    • Deferred Payment Plan
  • Complete your contact info
  • Make payment (we accept cash, check or credit)
  • The cashier will provide you with your owner welcome packet.

Apply Online

  • Choose your share option (you must purchase two shares, but can purchase up to 5 shares. Please note that no additional benefits apply when purchasing more than two shares, it’s simply a vote of confidence in the co-op!)
  • Select the Payment Plan that works best for you
    • Full Payment
    • Monthly Payment
      • Down payment of $30, plus 9 monthly payments of $20 each
    • 20 Month Subsidized Payment Plan
    • Deferred Payment Plan
  • Complete your contact info
  • Enter payment (we accept cash, check or credit)
  • Pick up you ownership packet at the cash register the next time you are in the store.

Apply via Mail

  • Print the application. Don’t have access to printer? Give us a call at 309-306-1523 and we’ll stick an application in the mail to you.
  • Once you receive it choose your share option (you must purchase two shares, but can purchase up to 5 shares. Please note that no additional benefits apply when purchasing more than two shares, it’s simply a vote of confidence in the co-op!)
  • Select the Payment Plan that works best for you
    • Full Payment
    • Monthly Payment
      • Down payment of $30, plus 9 monthly payments of $20 each
    • 20 Month Subsidized Payment Plan
    • Deferred Payment Plan
  • Complete your contact info
  • Make a check out to Green Top Grocery and mail the application to 921 E. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Pick up your owner welcome packet the next time you are in the store.