Ownership

Owners of the Co-op

  • own fully-refundable shares in an independent, cooperatively-run business,
  • enjoy special coupons and offers,
  • support local farms, local artisans and our local food system,
  • get 10% off advance registration for cooking classes in our Teaching Kitchen,
  • save 20% on Owner Extras (20 different items each month are discounted for Owners only!),
  • receive a Patronage Refund (when allocated by the Board),
  • are eligible for free tickets to our Annual Owner Meeting & dinner,
  • vote in Co-op elections,
  • enjoy a 30-Day Return Policy–no receipt necessary, and more!

Joining Is Easy

Fill out an application at the registers, purchase your first $10 worth of shares, pay a $5 processing fee, and congratulations! You're an Owner and Shareholder of the Co-op.


The Annual Investment Is $20

Owners invest $20 each calendar year until they've accrued $300 in Davis Food Co-op shares. Your annual share purchase is due the end of March, and keeps your Ownership active while providing the Co-op with working capital. Your shares are fully refundable.

Community Discount

Owners of the Co-op who are experiencing acute financial hardship or paying for groceries with EBT or WIC vouchers may be entitled to our 5% "Community Discount." Please fill out this form to apply.

Need A Key Chain Card?

Request new Co-op cards or key chain cards here.

Your Shares Are Fully Refundable

You may withdraw your Ownership at any time by filling out this withdrawal form, and you may request a refund or donate your shares to the Co-op. Another way to withdraw is to mail a letter containing your name, signature, the date, the statement "I wish to cancel my Ownership and withdraw (or donate) my shares," and a mailing address to which we may send a check for your share investment, to

Ownership
Davis Food Co-op
620 G Street
Davis, CA 95616-3753

Refund checks may take as little as four weeks to process, though the Co-op has a full year to honor your request.

Update Your Address

To uphold your responsibility as an Owner, please let us know when your contact info changes. You may submit updates here.

Subscribe To Our Emails & Newsletter

Opt-in to receive our Weekly Specials or our monthly eNewsletter here.

Non-Owners Are Welcome. Tell A Friend!

Everyone is welcome to shop, and in 2015 we removed a "surcharge" that non-Owners used to pay for groceries. Only Owners may vote, receive special coupons and deals, and receive a Patronage Refund. There are many benefits (see top of page) that make Ownership a financial no-brainer. And there's the feeling that comes from investing in community and being part of an organism that supports sustainable systems, better options for farms, more choices for families and a lighter impact on the planet. If you're an Owner, encourage people you know to join. Co-op ownership is a great way to invest in the future.

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photos by Holly Istas