About Us

We are a food co-operative based in the vicinity of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We are a 100% working co-op—all members contribute two hours of work every four weeks. In return, we build a strong sense of community and enjoy prices that are significantly lower than for-profit grocery stores. We are one of three such food coops in the US.

It’s basic to our mission as a co-op that we have a positive impact on and relationship with our community in every way possible. With this mission in mind:

  • We value the spirit of cooperation and a democratic process in which each individual has a voice, and each member works to support the Co-op.
  • We strive to offer a range of local, affordable, organic, and sustainable food.
  • As neighbors, we strive to reflect the community in which we live and we actively work to ensure that the Co-op is accessible to all.
  • We seek to develop the Co-op as an ethical entity, using transparent and socially responsible buying and selling practices.

How to Join

Becoming a Co-op member requires:

  • $175 Per Adult
    Includes a one-time $150 investment in the Co-op, plus a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee for each adult in your household (payment plans are available).
  • Work Commitment: Two Hours every Four Weeks
    All Co-op Members commit to work two hours every four weeks after the store opens.
  • Orientation
    Co-op Members agree to view an Orientation video before working in the store.

To join or to view our payment options, visit the Join Us page.

Orientation Video

To learn how the Co-op works, watch our orientation video. Required watchin’ for Co-op Members!

Membership Orientation from Greene Hill Food Co-op on Vimeo.


If you still have questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected].