Owner benefits

You do not have to be a member-owner to shop at the co-op, but becoming a member-owner opens up a number of enjoyable benefits to you.

  • Be part of a business that is dedicated to strengthening the community
  • Vote in the annual Board of Directors election (nobody can own more than one share, meaning that everyone’s vote is weighed equally)
  • Right to run for a seat on the co-op’s Board of Directors
  • Receive the Wirth Co-op newsletter
  • Patronage refunds during profitable years
  • Member-owner discounts at Wirth Co-op Grocery 
  • Special order large quantities, hard-to-find items, and items we don’t carry