The Co-op is owned and democratically controlled by its Member-Owners. By joining the Co-op, you become a part owner of our socially responsible business.

Member-owners also participate in decision making in the Co-op, electing a Board of Directors at the Co-op annual meeting.
Member-Owners also receive a selection of additional benefits.

Member-ownership costs:
  • An equity investment of $200,


  • A minimum equity payment of $25 with your application, accompanied by a $15 one-time nonrefundable processing fee
  • Followed by a $25 minimum payment annually (due on the anniversary of your first payment) until the balance is paid.

There is no work requirement!
Should you choose to leave the co-op, your investment is fully refundable. 

There is so much to gain—and contribute—by joining.

Member-Owner Benefits

  • Member-Owner Appreciation Days (Minimum 4x annually)
  • Monthly Member-Owner Specials
  • 5% off Flatbush Food Co-op branded products (including tinctures, vitamins, t-shirts, mugs, and bottles)​
  • The board may choose to return a Patronage Dividend to Member-owners at the end of profitable years, in proportion to their purchases for the year. Since 2015 we've given back over 1.2 million dollars to Member-owners!
  • Discounted events and classes, and invitations to Member-owner exclusive events
  • Discounts or special offers from local businesses in our Community Partnership Program
  • Check writing privileges

How member-owners guide our future

  • Participate in co-op decision making through annual elections
  • All members have equal voting rights, including the right to run for our Board of Directors
  • Constructive suggestions are always welcome!

And most importantly, your involvement in a member-owned cooperative helps build a stronger, healthier local community. 

As part of the cooperative movement, we are helping to change the way business is conducted in America and around the world.

Get more involved in the co-op

As a Member-Owner, there are many ways that you can support the Co-op:

Join now! Becoming a member-owner is easy.

Print the application, fill it out, scan it, and email it to us.

Email your completed application to Once we receive your application we'll call you to process your equity payment and provide your Member-owner number for placing delivery order.

* NOTE: For both types of applications you will need to upload a photo of yourself that we can use when making your member owner I.D.

Pick up an application at our customer service desk, fill it out and hand it in to your cashier, pay your processing fee and equity, and we'll take your picture and print you your co-op Member-owner Card. 

Member-ownership is paid for with a onetime equity investment of $200. You may pay it in full. Or, you may pay a minimum $25 with your application
accompanied by a $15 one-time nonrefundable processing fee), followed by $25 minimum annual payments (due on the anniversary of your first payment) until the balance is paid.

Your equity investment is used to secure the co-op’s economic stability and provide capital for maintenance, improvement, and growth.

Should you choose to leave the co-op, your investment is fully refundable.