Comment 83271

By Leap of faith (anonymous) | Posted November 27, 2012 at 17:34:12 in reply to Comment 83268

To use the metaphors from the earlier comments, I think joining a co-op before it is actually opened is a bit of a leap of faith. Faith in your community and in real positive change through grassroots efforts.

Obviously they are going to do their best to place the store in the best spot for the business and the membership. People who firmly stand behind the vision of the co-op will become members right away to help give momentum. Those who are not as sure might wait until the location is set. I imagine the sooner they build the membership, the sooner they could actually sign a lease. Does that make sense?

I don't think $100 is a large cost to be an owner in a business, and co-op memberships are refundable so really you can look at it as an investment. You can read more in their FAQs: http://mustardseed.coop/membershipfaq/ I'm going to join on Thursday - I'm really excited to shop at a grocery store that prioritizes local food in the downtown!

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