Membership at the Co-op

Becoming a member of the Cambridge Food Co-op helps ensure that the Co-op continues to exist and remains able to fulfill its important role in the Cambridge food economy.

When you're a member of the Co-op, you get to

  • meet new people in our community.

  • help keep the Co-op a vibrant and sustainable community-owned resource for years to come.

  • be part of a successful 40+ year cooperative dedicated to the development and sustainability of a strong local food system.

  • vote in annual elections and other Co-op owner votes and have a voice in the Co-op.

  • help ensure the Co-op's continued success by running as a candidate to serve on the Co-op Board.

  • order fresh fish weekly. 

  • save! Get a 5% discount (plus your member discount) on all special order case lots.

  • participate in our events for free or a reduced cost.

  • receive in-store discounts:

    • Supporting members receive a 2% discount on all register purchases.

    • Working members receive a 12% discount on all register purchases.



What if I don't live here? That's ok! Becoming a member even when you just visit on occasion means that the Co-op will still be here when you do visit, and that your local friends and family will have a great place to shop.


I don't have time to be a member.  Members are not required to work to maintain membership!  Though working in the store used to be a requirement and is still an option, working is no longer required and you can elect to be a Supporting Member instead.


I don't shop enough to make the discount/membership fee worth it.  The Cambridge Food Co-op is not a big box discount buying club. It's an investment in your community, and any discounts are our way of thanking you for your support. 

Want to learn more about membership?

Let us know!

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The next Member Orientation is on the calendar!

Date: Thursday, September 29

Time: 6:30 p.m. (via Zoom)

Zoom Link here

Meeting ID and Passcode will be posted soon!

What is the Member Orientation?

Member Orientation is a great way to get to know YOUR community grocery store better! 

If you are just joining the Co-op as a member, Member Orientation is not required, but it will help familiarize you with our organization, our history, our plans for the future, and ways for you to get involved. If you’re a current member interested in becoming a Working Member, orientation IS a requirement, and it’s great refresher on the values of our Co-op as well as your responsibilities as a Working Member. Meetings only last about 45 minutes :-) Hope to see you there!


Can’t make this meeting? Don’t worry, we have additional orientations scheduled for

 Monday, October 17.

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