Why Ownership?

Anyone Can Shop -- Anyone Can Join

Cooperative ownership builds community wealth and supports local businesses through resource sharing, transparency, and a common purpose. Patchwork connects producers and shoppers across our region with a collectively-run, easy-to-use platform. By cooperatively owning our marketplace, we can take steps together to build a mutually-beneficial WNC economy.

Ownership Benefits

  • Lower pickup fees

  • Lower order minimums

  • Regular owner-only promotions

  • Eligibility for patronage dividends. (A form of profit-sharing following a profitable fiscal year).

  • A vote in organizational decisions, including Board of Directors elections

  • Right to run for a seat on a committee or the Board of Directors

  • Right to attend annual or special meetings. 

  • Right to attend open sessions of the Board of Directors.

Owner shopping benefits:

Delivery, Discounts & Fees

Cost of Ownership

One Ownership Share = $200

You can pay in installments:

$5.56/month for 36 months

$10/month for 20 months

$100/year for 2 years

$67/year for 3 years

Or pay in full:

$200 full payment


Not ready for ownership?

Shop as a guest!

Need to Pause your Payment Plan?

Ready for Ownership? Here's how:

Use the link below to sign up for a payment plan or buy your whole share up-front: 

Then go ahead and start shopping! 


If you need help getting started don't hesitate to email support@patchworkalliance.com


Questions about Ownership, Payment Plans,  or Shopping?  


Worker-owners contribute labor to the co-op and may pay for their ownership stakes in part or whole through work trade. We offer two primary paths to worker-ownership, which may be combined to suit your individual needs and interests:

Patchwork Trade Path - For those who prefer to achieve ownership through work trade.

Paid Position Path -  For those who wish to purchase an ownership stake and be paid for their labor on an hourly or contract basis.


Already an owner, or just looking for something productive to do with your time? We could always use some extra help! Volunteering with Patchwork Alliance is a great way to support regional growers, crafters, and makers while giving back to your community.

We have many roles to fill in Packing, Delivery, Producer Relations, Consumer Relations, Marketing, Grant writing, Fundraising, and more!





Address: Asheville, NC 28801

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