Become an Owner


Everyone is welcome at Lakewinds Food Co-op.  But by becoming a cooperative owner, you get something more:  a stake in a local business that’s nourished our community for 40 years.

Whether you’re a long-time patron or new to the neighborhood, Lakewinds is your co-op.  Your one-time $90 investment as an owner enables Lakewinds to continue to put food and people before profits, and to strengthen our food system and local economy.  That’s good for everyone.

Your ownership in the co-op demonstrates commitment to our local communities.  You’ll support buying local, which is far more than a business transaction.  As a partner to local farmers and suppliers, Lakewinds and our owners are part of a larger effort to create a more sustainable, humane, responsible food system for us all. 

Lakewinds has a long history of investing in the families, farmers and neighborhoods that make up our community.  As an owner, you’ll take pride in the amazing programs we support through outreach, events and sponsorships:  The Organic Field Fund Grant Program; Food and health-related events; Cash and food donations to local food shelves; Patch the Planet environmental donations; Food education and outreach to local schools and community groups.


What benefits does my one-time, $90 investment offer?

  • 5% off your total purchases one day a month
  • Specials and case discounts on select items monthly
  • A vote on choosing Lakewinds Board of Directors
  • Ability to serve on the Board
  • Eligibility for the annual patronage dividend (when applicable)
  • Member benefits at other Twin Cities co-ops
  • Reusable shopping bag at time of enrollment

How to Join

To become an owner, visit a Lakewinds Food Co-op location and stop by the customer service desk, or join online here.

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