Membership is a one-time, fully refundable, equity share of $100, not an annual fee. You can make payments of at least $10 for up to 10 months or pay for it all at once.
Want to give membership as a gift? You can do this over the phone or in
person at the store, we just ask that you pay in full so that everything
is squared away. We will give you a "Co-op Gift Membership"
certificate as well as a brochure that introduces the store to gift to
your receiver. The receiver will need to visit the co-op to finalize the
It isn't necessary to be a member to shop at the co-op, but being a member does have some excellent benefits:
1. Opportunity to vote on important co-op issues and in the Board of Directors election
As a member, you are represented by fellow members who serve on the Board of Directors. Each year you have the opportunity to run for the Board if you choose and vote in contested elections.
2. New member deals when you join
On joining you will receive a sheet of high value coupons, only for new members. You will also receive a reusable co-op bag stuffed with a few other goodies. Welcome to the co-op!
3. Quarterly member discounts
Four times a year - March, June, September and December - members can save 5-15% on one shopping trip during the month depending on how much you spend.
4. Bi-weekly member only specials
Additional special prices just for members!
5. Patronage dividends during profitable years at the discretion of the Board of Directors
Money back for shopping? During profitable years, at the discretion of the Board of Directors you will receive some of the stores profits back to you in the form of a patronage dividend.
6. 10% discount on pre-ordered cases
Pre-order your favorite items by the case and save 10% off the shelf price on regular priced items. You can even order online!
7. Discounts on ads and classifieds in the Field Journal
Own a local business or trying to sell something? Advertise with us in the Field Journal and reach 3,500+ Wheatsfield member-owners and even more customers. We offer a reduced rate to members or member-owned businesses.
8. The Field Journal mailed to your home and in-box
Or you can elect to pick it up in the store or read it on-line.
9. Ownership and participation in a local business
At Wheatsfield you are not just a member, you are an owner. You'll share this title with the other 3500+ members. Just think how cool it would it be to say, "I own a grocery store" at your next family gathering.
10. 10% off during special sale days
About once a month we host special sale days, like Wellness Wednesday (where our supplements and body care items are on sale), the Local Food Sale in July (where all of our local products are on sale), or the ever-popular Incredible Bulk Sale held twice a year (where 400+ bulk items are on sale). As a member you save 10% on these promoted items not already on sale, non-members save 5%.
If you have further questions about membership please feel free to call the store (515.232.4094) or ask any staff member on your next shopping trip.