Flatbush Food Co-op is owned and democratically controlled by its Member-Owners. By joining the co-op, you become a part owner of our socially responsible business.

Member-Owners also participate in decision making in the co-op, electing a Board of Directors at the co-op annual meeting.
Member-Owners also receive a selection of additional benefits.

Member-Owner Equity Share Cost:

  • An investment of $200 (should you choose to leave the co-op, this investment is refundable, subject to bylaws and board policy)
You may pay your equity investment in full or in installments of:
  • A minimum equity payment of $25 with your application, accompanied by a $15 one-time nonrefundable processing fee
  • Followed by a $25 minimum payment annually (due on the anniversary of your first payment) until the balance is paid.

There is no work requirement!

There is so much to gain—and contribute—by joining.

Member-Owner Benefits

  • Member-Owner Appreciation Days (Including 10% off regularly priced items, flash sales and more!)-  6x annually
  • Monthly Member-Owner Specials
  • 5% off Flatbush Food Co-op branded products (including tinctures, vitamins, t-shirts, mugs, and bottles)​
  • The board may choose to return a Patronage Dividend to Member-Owners at the end of profitable years, in proportion to their purchases for the year. Since 2015 we've given back over 1.7 million dollars to Member-owners!
  • Discounted events and classes, and invitations to Member-Owner exclusive events
  • Discounts or special offers from local businesses in our Community Partnership Program
  • NEW! Monthly Member-Owner Raffle

Member-Owners Guide our Future by:

  • Participating in co-op decision making through annual elections (One vote per Membership)
  • Running for our Board of Directors
  • Offering other constructive suggestions 

Involvement in a member-owned cooperative helps build a stronger, healthier local community. 

As part of the cooperative movement, we are helping to change the way business is conducted in America and around the world.

Support Your Co-op!

Become a Member-Owner Now!

Download and Fill out the Application.

Email your completed application to leah@flatbushfood.coop and call 718-284-9717 ext. 15 to make your equity payment by phone.


Pick up an application at our customer service desk or any register, fill it out and hand it in to your cashier, and pay your processing fee and equity- that's it!

*Due to COVID-19, we are not currently taking Member-Owner photos in the store to create permanent Member-Owner cards. Your cashier will provide you information on obtaining your permanent card.*