Owners are the foundation of Seward Co-op. In 2022, we welcomed over 940 new owners to our cooperative. We’ve made it easy for community members to join Seward Co-op! Choose from three payment options: paid-in-full, installments, or a needs-based option for those who qualify. A new ownership investment via any of the three payment options immediately qualifies you for owner benefits. When you become an owner, you purchase stock in Seward Co-op. Full owner equity at Seward Co-op is $75 of Class A stock. Visit the Customer Service desk to become an owner!
Ownership Investment Options
Paid in Full
Full owner equity of $75 is purchased at one time.
This option splits the equity purchase into three payments made on the following schedule:
- Initial payment – nine shares ($27)
- Within three months of initial payment – eight shares ($24)
- Within six months of initial payment – eight shares ($24)
For new owners who are currently enrolled in Minnesota Food Assistance/Support, Minnesota Health Care, Social Security Disability Insurance, or Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), a new ownership can be purchased for an initial equity investment of $15. These owners will earn their remaining $60 of owner equity through future patronage refunds. In this case, the patronage refunds will be converted to class A stock until their combined total reaches the full $75 cost of ownership.
All co-op owners who have financial need may also apply for our everyday needs-based discount of 10%. Visit Customer Service to apply.
Seward Co-op owners enjoy great benefits.
Take 10% off one unlimited quantity shopping trip per calendar quarter
10% discount on case special orders
Choose the board of directors and impact the future direction of the co-op.
Invest in community and help build a cooperative economy
Co-ops can return money back to its owners in profitable years, proportional to the amount spent at the co-op.
Sprout! Newsletter with Coupons
Owners signed up for the quarterly mailed Sprout! publication receive free product coupons every quarter
Attend free and discounted classes offered virtually and in our classrooms