FAQs

Do I have to be a member to shop?

No, we are open to all for retail shopping.

What can I buy?

We focus on goods from local farms and businesses as well as regional and national suppliers of natural, organic, and sustainable goods:

  • Staples like produce, meats, dairy, and eggs
  • Dry goods like herbs, spices, grains, flours, beans, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit¬†¬†
  • Canned and pre-packaged goods
  • Natural household products and personal care items

Where do you get this stuff?

  • National suppliers of natural, organic and sustainable goods like United Natural Foods, Frontier Natural Products, and Equal Exchange
  • Regional suppliers like International Gourmet Foods and Happy Dirt
  • Local farms like Homestead Creamery and Harmony Ridge
  • Local businesses like Vernon Produce and Charlie’s Soap

Will I save money buying from TBC?

It depends. While there are some fabulous deals available at the co-op, prices for local and natural goods do not always compare well financially to typical grocery store prices. It is best to know current prices if price is your most important consideration. The best prices come through working membership.

How do I join?

  • Retail memberships ($35 yearly, a quarterly rebate based on store purchases in the form of a gift card to Acadia Foods, vote in co-op elections and major decisions) can be purchased at checkout in the store.
  • For working membership ($35 yearly, three hour monthly work shift, a quarterly rebate based on store purchases in the form of a gift card to Acadia Foods, online ordering with Friday pickup, vote in co-op elections and major decisions) e-mail us.

Why should I join?

TBC members provide ourselves and our community with a local, natural, non-commercial alternative to grocery stores for retail shopping.