Invest Today for a Cooperative Tomorrow!

Onion River Cooperative's
Member Loan Campaign 2017


For expansion to a new City Market in the South End of Burlington


Raise $1.5 million from Members by November 12

Who Can Participate?

Open to Vermont residents who are Members of Onion River Co-op

Minimum Loan Amount

$2,500 per investor

Your locally owned food cooperative is truly a success story! Throughout our over 45 year history, Members have invested in the Co-op to ensure its sustainability, growth and success. In 2002, when we moved to the Downtown location, 55 Members loaned the Co-op almost $378,000. These loans were integral to ensuring the viability of the Downtown store’s success. Since that time, over 15 years ago, we have grown to over 12,000 Members and our sales have increased over 160%.

We’re ready to make another leap forward and we’ve heard that many of you are eagerly awaiting the opening of the South End store in November. Your engagement and your economic participation will once again ensure that our growth is sustainable and successful.

We’re asking you to invest in the success of the Co-op as we take this next step to meet your needs and the needs of the greater community. Our goal is to raise $1.5 million in Member loans by November 12th. This is a loan, not a donation; it is an investment in a successful local business that you already partly own and fully believe in.

Letter to Members   Confidential Offering Memorandum

How to Get Involved

Contact Allison Hope at or 802-777-2667 for details on the loan offering.