Join Our Co-op
Member ownership offers the opportunity to invest in a local business that sustains the wellness of our community.
Your one-time investment allows you to partner with us in supporting local farmers and businesses. We all benefit when our local economy thrives, we all belong when our community is nourished, and we all flourish when our food integrity is preserved.
Linden Hills Co-op continues to thrive because of our engaged and growing member base. Our 9,000+ member-owners not only provide capital for our business to expand and stay healthy, they help steer the direction of Linden Hills Co-op by voting in annual board elections and by being active consumers.
How Membership Works
Member-owners simply buy $80 worth of equity shares in Linden Hills Co-op and in return, they receive exclusive benefits such as member specials, monthly coupons and patronage refunds. Each member is given a unique member number that is to be used at the checkout to receive maximum benefits. If you’re ready to become a member, ask your cashier next time you're in the store. You'll be asked to fill out a member application and pay the $80 fee. You'll have access to member benefits immediately.
• Monthly discounts, good for $5 off a $50 purchase. Total value: up to $60 a year
• Exclusive Member Specials at Linden Hills and other Twin Cities co-ops
• Weekly enewsletters with sales, specials, recipes and education
• 10% discount on items preordered by the case
• 5% discount every Wednesday for members over age 65
• Patronage refunds (when declared by Board of Directors)
• A voice and a vote in co-op elections
Q: Is there an annual fee required of members?
A: No, the $80 you pay when you join is a one-time fee for membership.
Q: What if I move away or want to cancel my membership?
A: Co-op membership is an investment and like any other investment. You may choose to divest your $80 from the co-op at any time to receive a full refund. You will need to fill out a resignation form, available at the customer service desk. You will receive a check refunding your shares within 90 days.
Q: If I’m a member at another co-op in the Twins Cities metro area, do I receive member benefits at Linden Hills Co-op?
A: Yes. Twin Cities co-ops have a reciprocal agreement that allows us to extend member specials and case discounts to members of other co-ops. Let your cashier know which co-op you're a part of at the checkout and you will be eligible to recieve our member specials and case discounts. Please keep in mind that you can only redeem your monthly discount at the original co-op you joined.
Ready to Join?
To become a member-owner, let your cashier know next time you're at the checkout. To get a headstart, download and print your member application here. Once you sign up and purchase your shares, you can begin to enjoy all the benefits of membership immediately!