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BECOME A

CO-OP MEMBER

When you become a member of Fireweed Food Co-op, you help create a future with a more

resilient, democratic and just local food system in Manitoba. Memberships renew yearly.

By becoming a member of the co-op, you are agreeing to our Statement of Values.

photo: Jordan Janisse

Co-op Membership Options

  • 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
  • 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!
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We're dedicated to making membership accessible.

Three options for yearly Supporter Co-op Membership fees means

you can support Fireweed in a way that makes sense for you.

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

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

Interested in donating an additional amount? Click here.

Our Co-operative Principles

Fireweed Food Co-op is a multi-stakeholder co-op, meaning that, unlike other co-ops (such as worker

co-ops or buyer co-ops) we are a business that takes into account the needs of two kinds of members-- producers and consumers of local food. 

 

Combining both these groups and their needs together in a single co-op creates an opportunity for more cross pollination of ideas as well as creative and collaborative problem solving. It also means that at the leadership level, our board of directors is comprised of both types of members, ensuring a diverse representation in each sector's interest.

Like all co-ops, we run on democratic member participation, which means as a member you are entitled to vote to elect board members and make by-law changes, and run as a board member yourself at our Annual General Meeting in the fall. 

We also 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