Become a Friend Member of Maple Valley for just $25 – for life!
Maple Valley is a unique type of cooperative owned by its farmers, employees, customers, vendors, and socially responsible investors. While farmers are most critical to our mission, anyone who does business with Maple Valley may become a Friend Member. Want to join us?
Just $25 will get you a “Friend of Maple Valley” lifetime membership and you will enjoy a 5% discount on all maplevalleysyrup.coop retail purchases (shipping excluded), and periodic Friend Member-only promotions.
Why Become a Friend Member of Maple Valley?
- We’re a Cooperative!
- We support family farmers.
- We offer fair prices to customers while also paying farmers a stable price.
- The energy needed to power our headquarters and bottling facility are off-set through a community wind partnership.
- All of our products are certified organic, vegan-friendly, kosher, allergen and gluten-free.
- We’ve got the real stuff in small batches – pure maple and nothing more!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Investor Shareholder (voting member) of the Cooperative, please contact Maple Valley at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What Is A Cooperative?
A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.
In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others. Co-ops are unique because they are owned by the membership. Regardless of how much equity a member contributes, all members have only one vote and an equal say.
Although a co-op needs to remain profitable to continue to operate and thrive, the business also exists to serve the community, not solely to make a profit for its shareholders. All of this makes the cooperative entity a powerful tool to create stable economies, meet local needs, and even change the way business is done.