Be a Neighborhood Co-op Owner!

Why be an owner? Because you believe in higher standards! Unlike corporate chains, food co-ops are independent businesses that exist to not bring wealth to investors but rather to enrich the community by promoting the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. By supporting the co-op, you have the power to create a stronger local food economy! Click here to learn more!

Owner Education Series

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become a successful backyard chicken keeper, this may be the presentation for you. Learn about the basics of starting a backyard flock, from preparing a coop to finding some chickens to make part of your family. We’ll also cover some of the basics of biosecurity; diet and health; common municipal regulations, specifically in the City of Carbondale; and the many benefits of keeping chickens. 


Speaker Lauren Bonner has been a Co-Op owner for over ten years and is honored to serve on the board. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and (in normal times) traveling. She lives in Carbondale where she and her husband currently keep two hens, a cat, a dog, and a toddler.


I support my Co-op because they believe in providing foods that are of higher standards than that of grocery giants. 

- Co-op Owner





Saturday, April 24th • 5-7 pm

The Warehouse at 17th Street, Murphysboro

We will assess the situation closer to the event and determine whether or not it is safe to hold an in-person meeting. The alternative meeting will be hosted on Zoom. 


Co-op Shares are only $10 a month for ten months or a single $100 investment. There are lots of perks, plus it's fully refundable!


Couple other things you'll want to know...

  • Anyone in your household may use the account.

  • Monthly sales that are only available to owners and quarterly Owner Appreciation Weekends when owners receive 10% off their purchases all weekend!

  • Co-op Shares are fully refundable.

  • You get to join us at Owners Fest. A year-end party where you get to meet other owners, eat and have fun. Great opportunity to learn all that is going on at the Co-op too!

  • Vote or run for the board.

  • A copy of our Morsel and Annual Report is mailed directly to you. 

  • We are part of the National Cooperative Grocers Association, along with over 200 other independent stores. Find more at StrongerTogether.Coop


Owner Appreciation Sale

One of the best perks of ownership in the Co-op! Typically we host an Owner Appreciation Weekend quarterly as a way of saying thank you. However due to COVID we have altered our practices by offering an Owner Appreciation coupon good toward any one transaction you choose during the month of March, May, August, and November! All owners in good standing receive 10% off their total purchase. (Coupons can only be used once, discount excludes consignment items). The owner is considered to be in good standing when their owner share payments are current or paid in full.

Owner Appreciation Month 2021 Dates

  • March  

  • May 

  • August 

  • November

Bylaws Guide Our Future

Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is proud of our long-standing roots in the Southern Illinois community. We work every day to strengthen our hometown and our local economy. We are committed to doing what's right for the community and our owners in ways that are relevant to the time in which we live.

Bylaws are rules that govern our Board of Directors and guide our future. All bylaws are voted on by our ownership. They are used to shape our future. Get a copy of the Co-op's Bylaws here.


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1815 W. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901   

Tel: 618.529.3533   


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