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How Do I become an Owner?

Cultivate Community Food Co-op is in the second stage of becoming Solano County’s first food co-op. (Learn more about the 3 stages of food co-op development.)

So far, we have incorporated,  appointed a board of directors, and convened a steering team with five operating committees to address our planning, financial, marketing, outreach and ownership needs. Now we are coordinating initial market research, creating our business plan and developing our ownership program. In the spring of 2018 we will be ready to reach out to all kinds of community groups.

Help us reach our ownership target

We hope to open our doors before 2020! To do that we need the right level of community support. Our goal is to sell 1500 owner shares before our doors open. With a population of 148,000 between Benicia and Vallejo, this is roughly only 1% of the people. We can do this!! These 1500 owners will bring us to 45% of our goal of raising $1 million. Another 30 % of the money we need will come from owner loans and preferred shares, (we will launch this ownership campaign in the fall of 2018)! The balance (25%) will come from financial institutions.

Become an owner today and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. With the purchase of your owner share, you are supporting our local food system, building community and strengthening our local economy. Become an owner today!

Full Fair Share*: Invest $300
Strongly encouraged to facilitate store opening
Partial Share*: Invest $25
Continue these payments every quarter (or more often) until the full Fair Share of $300 is reached.
*A one time $5 processing fee is charged at the time of your purchase.

  1. COMING SOON! Purchase an ownership share online via PayPal.
  2. Download and mail in our OWNERSHIP APPLICATION along with a check.
    (Keep in mind this document is meant to be folded in half lengthwise, otherwise it is a little confusing!)

Read our BY-LAWS

(This gives you information about what it means to be an owner of Cultivate Community Food Co-op.)