Join Maple Valley Cooperative (The Organic Maple Cooperative) for just $25 – for life!
Maple Valley is a unique type of cooperative, owned by its farmers, employees, customers, vendors, and socially responsible investors. While the farmers are most critical to our mission, Anyone who does business with Maple Valley may become a member. How about you?
Local farmers (and employees!) Jim and Eric setting up for spring harvest.[/caption]
Just $25 will get you a lifetime membership. This purchases one share of Class A stock – a non-voting membership. Members enjoy a 5% discount on all maplevalley.coop retail purchases (shipping excluded), and periodic member-only promotions. What’s more, you’ll have a share of ownership in a democratically-run, sustainability-focused, cooperative business.
Why invest in Maple Valley?
- It’s a Cooperative!
- Support family farmers.
- We offer fair prices to customers while also paying farmers a stable price.
- Our headquarters and bottling facility are carbon neutral – powered by renewable energy.
- All our products are certified organic.
- We’ve got the real stuff – pure maple and nothing more.
Want to Become A Voting Member?
Lifetime members can become voting members by investing in our cooperative’s preferred stock.
Voting members invest at a higher level and earn an annual dividend (currently 6.5%) on their stock, in addition to standard lifetime member benefits. Please contact us for investment information.
*Note: Once you purchase a membership, your 5% member discount is applied automatically for any transactions where you are logged in. If you want the discount to apply to your next order, please purchase the membership first, by itself, and then log in to make your product purchase.
What Is A Cooperative?
A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.
In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others. Co-ops are unique because they are owned by the membership. Regardless of how much equity a member contributes, all members have only one vote and an equal say.
Although a co-op needs to remain profitable to continue to operate and thrive, the business also exists to serve the community, not solely to make a profit for its shareholders. All of this makes the cooperative entity a powerful tool to create stable economies, meet local needs, and even change the way business is done.