How to Participate

Member-owners are at the heart of Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Everyone who joins Honest Weight owns a share of the Co-op and has the opportunity to participate in the Co-op's community by lending a hand in the store. We’d love your help.

There are many ways that you can participate at Honest Weight.

  • Join the Co-op. Not only will you own a share of the number one community-owned food store in the Capital District, you'll receive a discount on all your favorite Co-op products. In addition, depending on your level of involvement, you can attend Co-op meetings and vote in our member-owner elections.

Click here for more information on how you can join the co-op. 

  • Offer your labor and skills. Member-owner labor is critical to Honest Weight. The Co-op always needs help, both in the store and outside with community outreach programs. Once you become a member-owner, you're eligible to work with Honest Weight in support of the store and its mission. There's no better way to appreciate the value of your investment and your membership in the Co-op community than taking an active role in running the store you own.

For more information on member-owner job openings, contact Janet Sorrell at 482-2667 or email her at

  • Share your expertise. Co-op committees help run our store and maintain our presence in the community. We are always looking for active, involved committee members who have real-life experience and talent that could benefit Honest Weight.

Click here for more information on Honest Weight committees. 

  • Keep the Co-op honest. The job of our Governance Review Council (GRC) is to nurture strong, democratic and cooperative processes here at Honest Weight.  Reviewing policies and procedures, along with the Co-op bylaws, the GRC helps Honest Weight follow its mission. All  member-owners are encouraged to run for election to the GRC.

Click here for more information about the GRC. 

All of the work listed above counts as hours required to maintain your membership level.

Members are also welcome to join in the Honest Weight's Virtual Conversation.  Our online forum is a place for members to discuss the Co-op's policies and practices, share common interests, and foster member communication.

Click here to go to the Honest Weight Virtual Conversation.