Lost River Market and Deli is a member-owned co-op with over 1,100 member-owners today.
Owners elect a board of directors which works with the staff to manage the co-op for its members and set direction.
Here's some benefits to becoming a member-owner:
You are making a local economic impact. The Co-op model with local owners means that almost all of the revenue generated by the store stays right here at home. We know 68 cents of every dollar spent here stays here. The store does business with over 100 local and regional vendors and suppliers and employs 10 local people.
You receive monthly member-owner coupons, two per month. If you use all 12 months' worth you can save $120 for the year. That covers the cost of your membership.
You receive a Members Reward Card allowing you to use a 5% discount once a month, when you choose. You must have your card with you to receive the discount.
You can participate in quarterly community days when all shoppers receive a full 10% discount on all purchases.
You can participate in special events such as concerts, wine tastings, dinners and other fun activities planned.
A huge benefit is having access to great food right here at home. Find local produce, local meats, both fresh and frozen, bulk foods, gluten free products and the ability to special order your favorites at a case discount.
The Deli is one of our strongest asset, acting as the front door to the store for many folks. The Deli offers fresh sandwiches and wraps, prepackaged salads, baked goods, a full salad bar with inventive, seasonal salads and homemade soups daily.
WHY I'M A MEMBER
"As a member-owner since pretty much the beginning of the Lost River Market and Deli, I've always loved it. It was exciting to know it was going to actually be in our community. Having a healthy choice and not having to go out of town was a dream of many people come true.
Everyone needs to make healthy choices, and a health scare can make you more aware of what goes in your body. A place to help do that is critical! Or it was for me. I shopped and ate at Lost River often through the years and always thought I'd love to volunteer to just be here!
That day came when I could volunteer, close to a year now, and I love it. I love the people who work here and the customers. TO be able to help out and contribute back to the awesome store is a good thing.
Be a member. Be a volunteer. It's rewarding."
Friday Volunteer-Meat Stocking