Welcome to Open Harvest Co-op Grocery!
We are excited to have you as an essential piece of Open Harvest Co-op Grocery. Your investment in Open Harvest provides direct support to consumer education, local producers, responsible agriculture, the local economy, and the overall health of the Lincoln community. When shopping, please proudly show your owner card; this will help us ensure that you receive your owner benefits.
Your new equity investment means ownership in a local business that first opened in 1975. Since then, our ownership has grown to more than 2,800 members. As an active owner of the co-op, you will receive several benefits, as outlined in this e-mail.
We are dedicated to supporting our local farmers and ranchers and connecting our community with their food sources. Many of our products are sourced from local ranchers, farmers, and producers. In fact last year, over 27% of everything we sold last year came from a local food producer or vendor. We are committed to providing a wide assortment of grocery, produce, wellness, and prepared foods that meet your needs and budget. Everyone is welcome to shop at the Co-op and we encourage you to tell your friends what you love about your store!
If you have any questions about your investment in Open Harvest, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for supporting your local co-op!
The Open Harvest Team
Open Harvest’s Board of Directors is comprised of up to nine elected co-op owners who serve the co-op for three-year terms. The board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, at 6:00 p.m via Zoom. Co-op owners are welcome to join and your advance RSVP is politely requested.
Open Harvest’s Board of Directors uses a formal system known as policy governance to establish a structure for its work. The Policy Register is the document which sets out the details of how we apply policy governance. The Register describes the roles and responsibilities of the Board, and the methods it uses to oversee the co-op. This type of governance uses policies to guide the General Manager (GM) to progress towards stated goals (Ends) of the co-op while staying within established boundaries. Through reports from the General Manager, external reports, and the board’s internal monitoring, policies and goals are evaluated and updated regularly.
OWNERS RECEIVE 15% OFF ON CASE ORDERS
Open Harvest gladly accepts special orders for case quantities of products regularly stocked on our shelves and items we don’t carry, depending on warehouse availability. Orders may be placed with any staff member.
Cooperation is all about coming together for a common goal.
The Community Cooperation Program is an exclusive benefit for Open Harvest Owners that connects the people in the Open Harvest community to small, locally-owned businesses.
As an active Open Harvest Owner, you are given access to awesome discounts at these participating businesses. To receive your discount, all you have to do is show your Open Harvest card at checkout. It’s that easy.
Shop local first and reward yourself today!