TPSS Co-op - Growing Community Thru Food
Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op • 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park MD 20912 • 301-891-COOP (2667) • Open Mon-Sat 8 AM - 10 PM, Sun 9 AM - 9 PM


TPSS Co-op Membership Information

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Click here to print a TPSS Co-op Membership Application.
Member Appreciation Discount Card M.A.D.* MONEY!

Shop when you want to,
not when you have to.

* Membership Appreciation Discount
(Congratulations and $50 go to Rebecca Womack
who was the first person to suggest that name!)
Each member may use their discount on ANY day once each month, and we will simply punch the appropriate month on the card.

What is TPSS Co-op?

Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op is a natural foods cooperative business owned by our friends and neighborhood residents. TPSS is defined by our governance papers as “a sustainable cooperative enterprise that benefits the community at large consistent with community needs, financial viability, cooperative principles, healthful living, and strong environmental stewardship.” Our goal is to ensure that our customers have access to goods produced in socially and environmentally responsible ways, with an emphasis on local and organic foods, at reasonable prices and in a welcoming community marketplace setting.

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. Plans are underway to double our retail space as we grow to offer even more products to our shoppers.

TPSS is a member of the National Cooperative Grocers, which includes more than 150 co-ops around the country that work together to optimize resources, strengthen purchasing power, and offer more value to owners and shoppers.

Benefits of Membership

  • MAD Money: 10% off of almost everything in our store on any day once each month!

  • Member Basics: every day discounts on a growing list of grocery staples.

  • 10% discount on all special orders.

  • In store weekly members-only specials.

  • Community Business Partnership Program (CBPP) Discount Card.

  • Your vote, your voice in the management and direction of our Co-op.

  • Upon signing up, new members receive a 20% off Coupon to be used any time.

  • Eligible to join Lafayette Credit Union

  • Business Membership for small businesses is also available. Please see Business Membership Application.

How to Join the Co-op

1. Print a membership application online or pick up and fill out an application at our Takoma Park store.

2. Mail or deliver your application along with your payment to our Takoma Park store. Membership payments are processed through the normal register lines.

3. Start using your membership card right away to receive all of your co-op benefits.

Your membership fee of $100 is a one-time investment in the TPSS Co-op.  It may be paid in one of three ways:

  • A one time payment of $100 with no service fee
  • Two installments of $50 with an additional $5 processing fee - total of $105
  • Twelve monthly installments of $10 with a $20 processing fee - total of $120

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.

Street Address:
City, State, Zip:
Your Email:
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Member #:

Your membership refund check will be sent to you via postal mail. Please allow up to 6 weeks for your refund to reach you.