Mission Statement: The Eat Local Eastport Cooperative is a Consumer and Producer owned marketplace providing the greater Eastport community with the best quality food at its true cost while supporting regional food production and caring for the community’s health.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER-OWNER?
You can become a member-owner with one refundable Equity Investment:
- $100 one-time investment per household or producer. OR
- $20 per year over 5 years per household or producer.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 853-7138 for a membership form or with further questions about your membership.
WHAT IS A CO-OP?
A cooperative is a business voluntarily owned and operated by its members for the mutual benefit of all. While day-to-day operations may look very similar to a regular business, it is the democratic process behind the scenes that makes a co-op different. This democratic system creates forward progress in our local food system by allowing each member a voice.
WHY CONSUMER & PRODUCER OWNED?
With both the Consumers and Producers actively participating in the conversation of how their food is distributed we are creating a closer link between the two. This connection often gets lost in a traditional store. This ensures that both the Consumers’ & Producers’ needs are met, creating a more equitable system.