How To Join
Joining is easy, with affordable payment options available!
At GreenStar, membership IS ownership, and joining the Co-op makes you both a member and an owner. As a member, you can feel confident that your participation ensures that your Co-op remains strong and vibrant, and enables us to continue to serve our members and honor our responsibility for the sustainable development of our community. Choosing to join the Co-op means that you are expressing your commitment to an equitable, robust and vital local economy.
Please note: GreenStar Co-op memberships are individual memberships, good for one adult 18 years and older. Spouses, partners and housemates must have their own individual memberships.
To join, fill out an application at any cash register in our stores, or at the Customer Service Desk at our main store, and make your preferred equity payment, as described below (we apologize that we can’t accept online payments).
Equity Payment Options:
Your equity investment promotes the health and sustainability of the Co-op. A Full Equity share is $90, which you can pay all at once, or in annual installments over time while receiving all membership benefits:
- Pay in $10 annual installments
- Pay in $5 annual installments *
*If you qualify for the FLOWER program, our food access discount, and have never been a GreenStar Member-Owner, you should apply for FLOWER before making an equity payment. GreenStar will make the first equity payment of $5 for approved FLOWER applicants who have never been a GreenStar Co-op Member. You’ll then be responsible for making your annual $5 equity payments in subsequent years to keep your membership active. Learn more about FLOWER here.
You may withdraw your membership from the Co-op at any time subject to provisions in the Bylaws, and choose to have your equity refunded to you or donated to the Co-op.
Contact the Member-Owner Services for more information.
Membership@greenstar.coop / 607-273-9392 ext. 129