Become an Owner

We now have over 2,200 Owners!  Thanks to all the Owners who are helping make the vision a reality! Anyone can become an Owner at Chatham Marketplace.

DOWNLOAD  an ownership application


Each Owner holds an equal share in an important Local business. Our Owners have made it possible for Chatham Marketplace to:

  • Return more than 25% of our expenses to the Local economy
  • Provide 30 local jobs
  • Provide more than $11 million worth of goods to the community
  • Provide a retail space for local farmers and artisans to sell their goods.

Give Chatham Marketplace Ownership as a gift!

Chatham Marketplace Ownership Shares make great gifts for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or anytime! DOWNLOAD  an ownership application, complete with the gift recipient’s information and send in with a check or credit card payment. Your friend, neighbor, colleague or family member will be thrilled! They will be welcomed to Chatham Marketplace and informed who gifted them a share. If you have any questions, please contact Miki at 919-542-2643 or at

The Benefits of Ownership

Of course, anyone can shop at Chatham Marketplace, but by becoming an owner you are entitled to:

  • Opportunity to vote and/or run for the Board of Directors
  • Right to attend monthly Board meetings
  • Quarterly coupon book
  • 10% Discount on pre-ordered cases
  • Scheduled deliveries to our home-bound Owners
  • A signature Chatham Marketplace gift for each adult Owner
  • A Patronage Dividend in profitable years based on store purchases

Each Ownership share is entitled to ONE vote in the election of the Board of Directors and/or other votes which require the Ownership to participate.

Payment Options

The cost of One Ownership share is $100
You can pay it in one lump sum, or pay in installments.

If you choose to pay in installments:

  • $25 quarterly
  • You have a full year to pay!
  • Benefits begin with your 1st payment

Need Assistance Purchasing Your Ownership Share?

In an effort to help our shoppers afford the benefits of being a co-op owner, we have established the Melissa Frey Family Ownership Fund, in the name of our founding board president. We will offer 3 cost-share grants per year, making an Ownership in Chatham Marketplace only $30 (normally $100). DOWNLOAD the Melissa Frey Ownership Application.

Open Every day – Everyone welcome!
Store hours

Monday - Saturday  7 AM - 9 PM
Sunday  8 AM -  8 PM

Deli hours
Monday - Saturday  7 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday   8 AM - 6:30 PM

Hot Bar
Monday-Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM

Sandwiches & Made to Order Burritos
Monday - Friday 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 6:30 PM
Sunday 2 PM - 6:30 PM

Monday - Friday 7 AM - 11 AM
Saturday 7 AM - 12
Sunday 8 AM - 2 PM

JOIN – Become an Owner

Chatham Marketplace is a co-operative business owned entirely by members of the community – more than 2,200 households. Learn more, join us....