Ellensburg Food Co-op Membership Information

While you do not need to be a member of the Ellensburg Food Co-op to shop online or sell through the co-op, joining as a member is simple and immediate.

  1. Read through and agree to the Online Market Terms of Service
  2. Complete the Online Registration Form
    • If you prefer, our paper Membership Application [PDF] may be printed out and mailed to Ellensburg Food Co-op, P.O. Box 1492, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Completing the paper membership application does not automatically register you with the Online Market.
  3. Questions about membership may be directed to our membership chair
    Problems registering online may be directed to our webmaster

Benefits of Co-op Membership

  • Members have a right to vote and influence the Co-op's decisions
  • A member's household can shop using the member's card
  • Members will enjoy shopping discounts and special offers
  • Members are the owners of a cooperative grocery store focused on sustainable living rather than profit
  • Members feel good knowing they are supporting sustainable farming practices and local farmers
  • Members help ensure the community's access to healthy and ethnically sourced food!

Quick Facts

  • Membership requires an equity investment, currently set at $100.00
  • Everyone listed and residing at the address is covered by the membership, though only one person may be the Primary Member. The Primary holds ownership and can vote on Co-op issues.
  • Membership equity can be paid in full or paid in equal monthly payments for up to ten months.
  • Memberships are non-transferable. Only the Co-op can acquire the legal rights of a terminating member.
  • A member's equity investment is refundable after termination, though timing of payment is dependent on level of reserve funds.
  • To stay current, your residential address and members of your household residing with you, must be kept up to date.