The Chatham Real Food Market Co-op is a community-owned grocery store, meaning consumers and workers have a financial investment in the business and work together to guarantee its success. The Co-op’s mission is to provide a place for our local farms and kitchens to sell their goods, educate our community about Columbia County agriculture, and promote a more localized food system where the food and profits generated are invested back into our community.
The Co-op is a cooperative work environment and often times tasks are shared among varying positions. A level of flexibility, communication, and understanding are required to maintain a healthy and enjoyable work environment.
The Co-op is a gathering place for people, ideas, and products. We strive to offer a positive environment where all are welcome to share in the local products and services that our community has to offer.
Employees can become member-owners by purchasing equity in the business. The investment is $100 and
can be paid in installments. For a description of what it means to be a member please see our page on Member-Ownership.
We strive to offer excellent customer service to whoever walks through the door and expect our employees
to maintain this by creating a friendly, positive, and helpful atmosphere for our customers.
If you'd like to join us in support of our local food economy and this beautiful market, we'd love to see you at the store or download and fill out an application below: