TPSS Co-op Membership Information
Click here to print a TPSS Co-op Membership Application.
What is TPSS Co-op?
TPSS Co-op is a natural foods grocery store operating in the interest of its community. We are a cooperative business owned by our friends and neighborhood residents. The first TPSS Co-op started as a vegetarian storefront on Sligo Avenue in Takoma Park in 1981. In February of 1998, we moved to the Ethan Allen Avenue store, where you will find us today.
Our second store opened in October 2001 on Grubb
Road in Silver Spring. The Co-op expended much time and effort to
try to make the store a success, including bringing in additional
outside expertise, but despite our best efforts we were not successful
and the store closed on November 1, 2013.
TPSS is a member of the National Cooperative
Grocers Associations, which includes more than 100 co-ops around
the country that work together to optimize resources, strengthen
purchasing power, and offer more value to owners.
We make every effort to carry products from local vendors and products that are wholesome, ecologically friendly, and socially responsible and to offer those products at the lowest prices possible.
Benefits of Membership
How to Join the Co-op
1. Print a
application online or pick up and fill out an application at
our Takoma Park store.
Your membership extends to members of your household for no additional fee.
How to Leave the Co-op
If at any time you choose to cancel your membership, your investment will be refunded in full.
People move away. Jobs change and so do our member-owners' situations. We understand if the co-op no longer plays a part in your life, and while we are sorry to see any of our members go we want you to know that we do understand.
You can request a full refund of your membership fee at any time for any reason, either in the store (see any cashier for the form) or by filling out the email form below.
Your membership refund check will be sent to you via postal mail. Please allow up to 6 weeks for your refund to reach you.