The Good Tern is always accepting new owners. By purchasing an equity share in the Good Tern, you are contributing to a democratically controlled organization with a focus on supporting local farmers, vendors, and producers. Owners may vote in annual elections typically held during the annual meeting each Spring. The Good Tern is governed by an elected board of 9 member-owner directors who each serve three-year terms. The Board of Directors hires and oversees a general manager to run the day to day operations along with staff members and our devoted working members.
Make annual equity payment of $18 per adult in the household for ten years (or a one time payment of $180 per adult) and receive a 3% discount. Members also receive a case discount of 10% off for special orders.
After becoming a supporting member, you may work 1.5 hours per month per adult in the household to receive 15% off the next month’s purchases. The largest portion of our work force is the working membership. Jobs include stocking, receiving orders, bagging bulk items, nightly closing process, cleaning, building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and about a zillion other things. Members are always working for the following months’ discount. For example, work in May and get 15% in June.
Become a supporting member, make the annual equity payments plus an additional $200 payment annually per person, and receive a 15% discount without even working!
Make an annual equity payment of $36 and receive a 3% discount with 10% off special orders for your business or restaurant.
Make annual equity payment of $36, and an additional $200 to receive 15% discounts your purchases for the business.
Our beautiful community market depends on members in so many ways. We are a unique business in a very special place in the world. We invite you to participate whether as a patron or a member, in a way that works best for you. Please speak with us if you are inspired to become more involved.