Benefits and Programs

Quarterly Discount Days

On quarterly discount days, Members save 8.02% on all Local and Made in Vermont items, excluding alcohol. It’s a great chance for Members to come together to support our mission to strengthen our local food system! Look for the purple shelf tags throughout the store to find locally grown and locally made items. The 8.02% discount stacks with other store discounts, like Member Work, Food for All, Senior, and Staff discounts. It does not combine with Special Order discounts. Our Member discount days for the current fiscal year are:

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 7 2023

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Member Work Discount

Did you know you can support a local organization and earn discounts on your groceries? City Market Members who volunteer with participating Community Outreach Partners receive a 12% month-long discount for four hours of volunteering or a 7% month-long discount for two hours of volunteering.  

Discounts begin the first of the following month after you volunteer and are not available on alcohol, newspapers, or stamps. 

Discounts with our Community Connections Partners

Looking to support more local businesses? City Market Members receive discounts at over 100 local businesses through our Community Connections program including Pingala Café, Folino’s Pizza, and Pet Food Warehouse just to name a few! Just show your Member card when you visit one of our Community Connections Partners to unlock your Member benefit. Plus, Members can stop by Customer Service at either store to enter our Monthly Community Connections Raffle! There are a variety of incredible local businesses that offer outstanding discounts – check out the whole list!

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Become a Featured Member Artist

Are you an artist and a City Market Member? You could be featured on one of our Member Artist Walls!  We feature art from a Member Artist for two-month periods at both stores. We love to highlight the diverse skills of our Members and to connect our Member Artists with potential buyers and opportunities in our community! 

Reverse Osmosis Water

Members can fill up on Reverse Osmosis Water for free! Reverse Osmosis Water is available at both stores and is produced by demineralizing water by pushing it under pressure through a semi-permeable Reverse Osmosis Membrane. This process improves taste and odor of water by removing contaminants and it also removes impurities that include limescale, chlorine, silt, and much more.

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Reduced-Price Classes

Members can access community cooking classes like wine and cheese pairing, camp stove cooking, and more for just $10—that’s a savings of $15 per class! That means if you take just one cooking class per year, your Membership pays for itself! 

Participate in Co-op Governance

Our Members build the future of our Co-op! Members can vote in our annual elections to determine the makeup of our Board of Directors. Those Members seeking to have a greater impact can run for the Board of Directors and help shape the direction of the Co-op’s future. 

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Automatic Entry into Member Raffles

Each month, all current City Market Members are automatically entered into a monthly raffle to win prizes! We feature lots of local products from our store and gift cards from our local partners. Members: check your email to see if you are this month’s winner!

Profit Sharing

During profitable years, Co-op Members receive patronage checks based on spending their spending as a form of profit sharing. As a result of our 2017 expansion to our South End Store, we do not anticipate being profitable in the immediate future. When we return to profitability, we will recommend to our Board that we reconsider issuing Patronage Refund Checks to our Members.

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