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Cambridge NY Food Co-opThe Cambridge Food Co-op opened in 1976 as a member-owned and run not-for-profit corporation.

Everyone is welcome at the Co-op—you do not need to be a member to shop. However, we rely on our membership to operate the store each day, determine the regulations and rules, elect members of the Advisory Board, and, in general, work toward the goals and principles expressed in our by-laws.


Benefits of membership include:
  • Discounts on in-store and pre-order purchases
  • Weekly fresh fish order
  • Being a part of the community!

To join the Co-op, please stop by the store, or fill out an application, and make your annual membership payment. Supporting members are eligible for their discount immediately. Working members need to complete training and a shadow shift before they are eligible for the working discount.

(Single, Double or Super worker)
  • Annual membership dues of $40 (1year) or $76 (2year) or $108 (3year) non-refundable
  • Register discount for Single & Double = 12%, Super = 20%
  • Pre-order discount, Single = cost +20% Double & Super = cost +10%
  • Single Worker requires one 3 and ¾ hour shift per month
  • Double Worker requires two 3 and ¾ hour shifts per month
  • Super Worker requires four 3 and ¾ hour shifts per month as well as a one month "getting acquainted period" to establish the commitment needed to be a Super worker.
  • Annual member-owner equity fee of $40 per household, non-refundable
  • Register discount of 2%
  • Pre-order discount cost plus 35%
  • No work requirement


New working members begin with an orientation/training shift to introduce themselves to Co-op operations. Shortly thereafter, the member then "shadows" another member for a shift, before becoming an official working member.


  • Membership cards kept at register to be presented at checkout.
  • Members experiencing financial hardship may apply for a waiver of the annual fee in exchange of working an extra shift during that year.
  • Regularly-scheduled special discount offerings and sale events will be offered throughout the year for all members.
  • Members are encouraged to attend the November and March membership meetings and any special meetings that may be called. The Advisory Board welcomes participation of members in its monthly meetings (except during personnel discussions). Meeting notices are posted on the bulletin board in the store.


Monday - Friday
9:30 am to 11:45 am
9:45 am to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:15 pm
2:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Additional Thursday Shifts
10:30 am to 2:15 pm
4:15 pm to 8:00 pm
9:45 am to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:15 pm
2:15 pm to 6:00 pm
10:45 - 3:30

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