Ah the food co-op, the secretive bastion of cheaper groceries and respectful exchanges with employees because if you start yelling at someone who can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s gonna make for an awkward shift tomorrow. You wanna shop at one, but you also don’t want to commit to doing the work, not off the bat anyway. Well good news, lazybones, because Clinton Hill’s Greene Hill Food Co-op (18 Putnam Avenue) is offering a two-month trial membership with no membership fee or work requirements.
Finally, your chance to get all of the benefits of a co-op without the whole “being part of the fabric of the store’s existence” part. That being said, if you do like shopping there a lot, you should probably sign up after the two months are done, because you can’t do a “wish for more wishes” kind of thing and get another trial membership.
If even two months is too big a commitment for you to make though, don’t worry about that. There’s also an open shopping day this Saturday, February 28 from 10am to 4pm, where non-members can fill up their shopping carts to their hearts’ delight. Just remember, be nice, because you could wind up working there sooner than you think.