Become an Owner Today

Co-ops are a place where everyone is welcome. While you don’t have to be an owner to shop, it’s easy and fun to join. Best of all, you’ll feel good sharing in the bounty of a business that will be locally owned forever, a business with integrity that supports the local community and at the same time builds connections with our local growers.

Full Ownership

$ 150
  • When you purchase a Full Ownership share in the co-op, you will be able to immediately enjoy all of the amazing benefits.

    Benefits are outlined on this page.


$ 50 / Month
  • Enjoy all of the same great benefits of your full ownership after completing three installments of $50 per month.


$ 25 / Month
  • Enjoy all of the same great benefits of your full ownership after completing six installments of $25 per month.

Gift Memberships

If you are looking for a unique gift for a special person in your life, Gift Memberships may be just the thing! When you purchase a Gift Membership, you will need to change the Shipping Info to the recipient's name and address. A certificate will be mailed to them acknowledging your gift. Their membership affords them all of the same benefits as any other membership options we offer.If you have any questions about this process or gift memberships in general, you are always welcome to email us at

Gift Memberships MUST be bought for an individual who does not live within the same household as the purchaser.

Other Forms of Payment

You can also chose to purchase your ownership share by personal check or money order – in full or through the option of 3 or 6 months payments. Simply print, complete and mail the New Owner Share Form and the payment to: The Community Market, P.O. Box 565, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

1. Those who become owners during our early development phases are integral.  Without you, we will never open our community-owned food co-op (which would be truly unthinkable!).

Recruiting our first 500 owners was a crucial step in proving we have the support of our community and we can raise the basic investment funds needed before we move on to our next steps:

  • Selecting a location for The Community Market,
  • Securing loans,
  • Hiring staff,
  • Opening our very own community-owned grocery store.
2. Our founding owners will play a crucial role in defining our future.

Our founding owners will be the ones who elect our first permanent Board of Directors and will also be the first ones eligible to serve as Board members.  Our founding owners will set the direction for The Community Market Co-op far into the future:  our values, our goals, owner benefits, and the products, programs, and services to be offered.

3. Founding owners share a deep commitment to our co-op vision, and they are willing to take a leap of faith that says I know our community can make this happen.

Our founding owners share the vision of a community-owned, socially responsible business that is committed to supporting local farms and food artisans, increasing availability and knowledge about healthy, locally grown foods, paying workers a living wage, and boosting our local economy.

As a founding owner, not only do you share the vision . . . you’ve shown you have faith and confidence in our community’s ability to make this happen. Even without an actual store where you can shop (yet!), you are willing to make a tangible investment in bringing this valuable asset to southern Wake County, and we thank you for that.  

We know some people will not feel comfortable becoming Green Top owners until later in the process after we have selected a store site or after we have opened the store.  We totally respect and understand that point of view.  However, right now, we need to find our early adopters, the people who will truly make The Community Market Co-op happen.  If you are one of these people, we need to hear from you NOW!

What our Owners love about their co-op... supports local farmers.”

— Chad & Anne Wingler

“...Low prices comparable to grocery store chains + Natural food products = Good for us and good for our community.”

— The Brem Family

“I love my co-op because supporting small business makes sense.”

— Anna Campbell

“...because Fuquay is our home and we want to make it better.”

— The Johnson Family

“I love my co-op because I love supporting local farms.”

— The Kaden Family

“ allows the choice of local foods that support the people who work the land and raise the animals that contribute to the healthy environment of Fuquay-Varina.”

— Candace Barringer