Does the Co-op offer discounts on ownership for students?
No, the Co-op offers two kinds of ownership: a fully refundable equity ownership for $90 (can be paid in $3 monthly increments) and a no-fee senior ownership for shoppers age 62 and older.
Does the Co-op assist in helping people pay for their ownership?
Yes, the Co-op’s Seed Fund program, supported by donations, covers the first three months of equity payments for people with financial need. If a Seed Fund account is closed the payments made by the Co-op are rolled back into the fund and used for the next owner who needs them. Contact Karl Meyer for more information.
Is all your food organic?
No, but we do have a large selection of organic products. Our produce department was the first in Whatcom County to be certified organic and our bulk department was first in the state be certified organic.
Do you carry gluten-free, wheat-free, diabetic, etc. products?
Yes, we have a large selection of alternatives to many familiar foods for people on special diets and people with food allergies. All in-house deli and bakery items are clearly labeled for allergens.
Does the Co-op offer case discounts on products off the shelf?
At the service desk Co-op member-owners can pre-order grocery items by the case for a discount. Ask produce, wellness, specialty cheese, and meat department staff about discounts on quantity purchases in their departments.
Does the Co-op accept food stamps (SNAP)?
Yes, we do.
Can I teach a class at the Co-op?
If you’d like to teach a class as part of the Healthy Connections class series, submit a brief proposal of what you’d like to teach to Kevin Murphy. It is also possible in some cases to hold classes independent of the Healthy Connections series—for details, contact Kevin Murphy.
Can I use the Co-op community rooms for my group? Does it cost money?
Yes, if you are an member-owner you can arrange to reserve the community rooms. The suggested donation is $5/hour for community and nonprofit groups. The rooms cannot be used for commercial uses to promote or sell a service or product, or for the support of political candidates. See our Community Room policy for complete guidelines.
Can I return something without a receipt?
Our return policy is generally 60 days with a receipt and we can make exceptions for certain circumstances. We require receipts for returns on all mercantile (must be returned within one month of purchase) and supplement items.
How much does it cost to advertise in the Co-op newsletter or magazine?
Member-owners may place a paid ad in our newsletter or magazine. See our advertising guidelines.