Anyone can shop at the Swarthmore CO-OP, and everyone is welcome to join. Becoming an owner of a cooperative means, among other things, that you are making an investment in the CO-OP, essentially becoming one of the owners of the business. Your investment in the CO-OP is used as capital, assisting with store operations and improvements. With multiple payment options available, becoming an owner is easy. What You Give What You Give

Support the Local Economy

  • Local Farmers – Subsidizing farmers and their operations
  • Employment – Providing jobs for over 40 people
  • Contribution – Playing an important role in your local food system
  • Stimulus – Supporting local products and businesses

Support the Local Community

  • Social Outreach – Participation in monthly Sunday Suppers for the community’s food insecure
  • Awareness – Environmental consciousness of pesticide-free agriculture
  • Encouragement – Giving local farmers your vote of support
  • Opportunity – A welcoming marketplace to forge new acquaintances and associations
  • Education – Informing others about healthy choices in producing, buying and preparing food

What You Get

Discounts and Rewards

  • Owner Appreciation Day – Quarterly savings and a chance to meet many of our local vendors.
  • Owner Specials – Monthly department item discounts
  • Special Bulk Pricing – Members receive 10% OFF self-serve bulk items, as well as full-case purchases.
  • Frequent Buyer Program – Member discounts and rewards on favorite products
  • Events and Classes – Discounted rates on all CO-OP special events, classes and trips
  • Owner Business Partnerships – Reciprocal savings and benefits at participating CO-OP Member Partners in Swarthmore, Media, Philadelphia and beyond

Personalized Services

  • Home Delivery – $7 delivery charge every Tuesday and Thursday
  • House Account – Convenient prepaid personal account


  • Board Participation – Owners have voting privileges in board elections; participation in CO-OP’s governance; eligibility to serve on the board
  • Shareholder – Owners hold 60 shares in the CO-OP

Benefits of Ownership Include

  • includes everyone in your household
  • fully transferable
  • 100% refundable (once fully vested)

Become An Owner

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