TPSS Co-op Membership Information
Click here to print a TPSS Co-op Membership Application.
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
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.