Become a Partner


Becoming an ERA Food Co-op Partner is simple and convenient.
It only takes three steps to create a partnership unlocking a whole new world of collaboration!


By becoming a partner you are supporting the co-op vision and in turn helping us grow and achieve our goals! Become a member, decide what discounts you will provide the Elk River Area Food Co-op members, and actively promote the co-op efforts. In doing so, you gain free exposure through our website and an added costumer base. It’s a beautiful thing when small business’s support each other, become a partner today!

STEP ONE: Become a member

  • In order to become a partner you must first become a member of the ERA Food Co-op. As a member you become an owner in our community-supported business and are an integral asset in moving the co-op forward. A one-time investment of $100 will get you a handful of benefits. No annual fees or small print, transparency is one of our values.
  • You can sign up online ( or mail in a membership form. The application takes less than 5 minutes with benefits available immediately!

STEP TWO: Decide what you will offer

  • The ERA Food Co-op prides itself on supporting local! What do you have to offer? We want to help you grow your business as you help us grow ours. Decide what discount you will provide to our ERA Food Co-op Members and we will add you to our growing list of community partnerships! That means free promotion on your end along with a whole new customer base.

STEP THREE: Spread the word

  • Proudly spread the co-op word. Let your customers know you have teamed up with the local co-op and tell them why! Word of mouth is the strongest form of promotion and it’s free, so talk about our efforts as often as you can. This not only helps the co-op gain visibility in the community but it allows you to promote your business and discounts.