Our annual membership drive begins July 1 and continues through the month of July. If you have ever considered becoming a member-owner of Wild Oats Market, now is the time! Join the co-op during the month of July, and receive your choice of a reusable Wild Oats Market canvas shopping bag, OR a coupon for 10% off one entire purchase, OR a 3-pack of giant “Wild Oats” cookies from our bakery. Membership equity is only $20 a year. In return, you receive member discounts on Member-Owner Appreciation Days held four times a year; member-only coupons in the Wild Oats quarterly newsletter; a patronage rebate at the end of the fiscal year, in years when the co-op achieves profitability; discounts on special orders of non-sale items; and – a free slice of cake (or other bakery dessert if you prefer) on your birthday – this freebie applies to you and everyone in your family!
The best reasons to join the co-op, though, are less tangible. As a cooperative business, Wild Oats Market relies on member-owner equity to invest in projects like our expanded meat department and year-old meat room, a project we embarked upon after numerous member requests for a greater variety of fresh meats and poultry. Our ability to invest in local farmers and food producers is in part due to your willingness to invest in us. The same is true of our ability to support local not-for-profit organizations on a regular basis, as we do.
When July 1 comes, we hope that you will consider the important role that Wild Oats Market plays in this community, and lend us your support by joining the co-op, or by renewing your membership if you are already a member-owner. We do emphasize the word “lend,” because the investment you make in Wild Oats Market is your equity, and you can request it back whenever you want. Your equity – your co-op. Thank you for your support and business!