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Stratford's Your Local Market Co-op welcomes 5th Worker Member -

Here's Tyson! Your Local Market Co-op's first non-founding member!


He has just completed his 600 hours, purchased a $5 Membership Share and is now a worker-owner with a say in how the business operates.

You will have seen his friendly face at our take-out counter serving up delicious meals-to-go and making up tasty dips and salsas sold in store. Tyson comes to the co-op with lots of cooking experience and specializes in vegetarian cooking.

Having 5 members is great news for our workers' co-operative. Operating 2 Locations with multiple aspects of the business has been a lot of work for the four of us. We hope to have several more members join us in the next couple of years as we continue to expand.


What does it take to become a member?

To become a member or worker-owner of Your Local Market Co-operative Inc. you must have been employed within the co-operative for a minimum of 600 hours or 6 months.When you qualify for membership, you apply to our Board of Directors. Once approved you will be required to purchase a $5 Membership Share.... and then you're a member!

Membership is not for everyone and the Board of Directors are seeking candidates who are a good fit.


Some of the ideal qualities include:
hard working
commitment to democratic operations
attention to detail
accountability
diplomacy
engaged learner
team player
leadership
Some useful skills/experience include:
kitchen experience
bakery experience
barista experience
management experiencea diverse skill set is ideal

Becoming a member of Your Local Market Co-op is about developing and sustaining empowering employment opportunities for yourself and others.


How do I become a Member?

Keep an eye on the Employment Section of our website. The first step to becoming a member is becoming an employee.No opportunities listed? Come in and let us know you are interested. If you've got some skills to offer, think about talking to us about a bartering opportunity. We've always got extra things we need help with!

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Stratford’s Your Local Market Co-op welcomes 5th Worker Member