BECOME A CO-OP MEMBER

photo: Jordan Janisse

Fireweed Food Co-op is both a community service co-op where profits are reinvested into advancing the mission of the cooperative, and a multi-stakeholder co-op made up of producer and consumer members. Combining these two groups and considering their needs together creates an opportunity for more creative and collaborative problem-solving. 

Our cooperative structure is intentional. We believe our food system and economy should be democratic and community-driven.  We believe accountability and transparency are necessary for building trust and making substantive change. We believe cooperation is the most sustainable and resilient path forward. There is an old adage that sums up this ethos: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. 

When you become a member of Fireweed, you have an equal voice in the direction of our work, and help support our effort to build a more just and sustainable food system in Manitoba. You are also agreeing to our statement of values.

We uphold the 7 Co-operative Principles

  • Voluntary and open membership

  • Democratic member control

  • Member economic participation

  • Autonomy and independence

  • Education, training, and information

  • Cooperation among co-operatives

  • Concern for community

Co-op Membership Options

  • Supporter

    35$
    Every year
    Co-op membership for supporters of local food.
     
    • Vote at AGMs and run for board & committee positions
    • Access to members-only newsletters and blog posts
    • Support our food systems work with a higher yearly fee
    • Opportunity to purchase the Fireweed Food Hub CSA box!
  • Supporter

    50$
    Every year
    Co-op membership for supporters of local food.
     
    • Vote at AGMs and run for board & committee positions
    • Access to members-only newsletters and blog posts
    • Support our food systems work with a higher yearly fee
    • Opportunity to purchase the Fireweed Food Hub CSA box!
  • Supporter

    15$
    Every year
    Co-op membership for supporters of local food.
     
    • Vote at AGMs and run for board & committee positions
    • Access to members-only newsletters & blog posts
    • Help build a more sustainable and just MB food system!
    • Opportunity to purchase the Fireweed Food Hub CSA box!
  • Producer

    45$
    Every year
    Co-op membership for producers of local food.
     
    • Vote at AGMs and run for board & committee positions
    • Access to members-only newsletter and blog posts.
    • Opportunity to sell through the Food Hub
    • Opportunity to become a weekly vendor at SO Farmers' Market
    • Discounted tent rentals at SO Farmers' Market
    • Members-only policy feedback opportunities
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We're dedicated to making membership accessible.

Three fee options for Supporter Membership mean you can pay according to what makes financial sense for you.

If any membership fees are not accessible to you let us know,

and we are glad to come up with an option that works.  

Interested in donating an additional amount? Click here.

Please note becoming a member does not guarantee your acceptance in the Market or Food Hub. 

Note: Our membership management software will automatically renew your membership yearly unless you take your credit card off your account once you've paid. However, we hope you'll remain a member for years to come.

To access our financials and yearly reports, visit our MEMBERS-ONLY PAGE.