There are several ways you can participate in Grass Roots Up Co-operative.
For a very small sum you can purchase shares in the co-operative. Subscription is $1 per share and we recommend a minimum of 20 shares. Member benefits include preferential priority to purchase Linden Leas Beef. You may qualify for Equity Tax Credit on the purchase of new shares.
You can invest in short term shareholder loan to be repaid by GRUp to you as a Forward Purchase Certificate. These are available in $500 increments and exchangeable for Linden Leas beef proportionately over the year following issue.
For every animal that is harvested on the farm there needs to be at least 3 breeding and growing cattle on the farm (long term cows). You can make a long term shareholder loan, either in dollars or in kind that will be invested in the future supply of beef or “long term cow”. Loans are secured by metabolic live units and you can specify the use of the loan. (i.e. to purchase interest in cattle, or to pay for services provided to GRUp)
Download and complete the Subscription and Investment Information form.
Completed and signed subscriber forms and contributions can be mailed in, given to directors, returned via the beef mobile, put in the “cow share can” at Northumberland Vets, Pugwash, or left at Winnock Physiotherapy in Parrsboro, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange alternate methods of payment.
** Contributions can also be made at any Community Credit Union in Atlantic Canada. If you choose to do this fill out the deposit slip for the “Grass Roots Up Co-Operative Limited” account with the Amherst branch and send us a copy of the deposit slip you are given as proof of deposit.
If you decide to do this make sure we have your full name and address right away for your ETC receipt and get the signed subscriber form to us for acceptance at or before registration for our general meeting (to be held before the end of April) so you can vote.