Joining NCG

NCG accepts applications from co-ops interested in joining and participating twice each year.

All co-ops interested in joining NCG must be independent food co-ops located and operating in the U.S. In addition, co-ops interested in affiliating with NCG must agree to abide by NCG’s member agreement

Further details on the benefits and requirements of membership, as well as information on the application process, can be found in our background information. Additional important background materials are supplied in separate documents.

Please note: The background on joining NCG was last updated in January 2023.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for applications are the first of January and the first of June. If you have questions or would like an application, please submit a request through our contact form.