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.
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:
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?
Need to Pause your Payment Plan?
Ready for Ownership? Here's how:
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!