As a member of the Community Grocer, you can purchase all your favourite organic, plant-based staples online anytime and have them ready for pickup or delivery to your Metro Vancouver-based home within 48 hours! For pickup, we are located at 46 West 10th Avenue, between Ontario and Manitoba, close to Main and Broadway and the Broadway City Hall Canada Line Skytrain station. Membership is open to all for $50/year/family (up to 2 adults at the same address).
We want to harness the power of the Community to protect the environment for future generations. All our products have been curated for the highest quality possible and are 100% plant-based and organic, fair trade and GMO-free as much as possible.
Members also participate in product selection through tasting parties to ensure we carry what you love, and you're always guaranteed freshness and availability. We carry a variety of food products and household items such as chocolate, tea & coffee; nut butters and jams; oils & nuts; supplements & vitamins; grains & spices; environmentally safe cleaning supplies; diapers and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the products chosen?
We sampled literally hundreds of products and polled our founding members to chose the absolute highest-quality, tastiest and best priced organic, plant-based staples. We’ve especially tried to focus on organic, fair trade, non-GMO and locally made or grown products. We’ve kept the initial line fairly simple so we can draw upon member preferences as we expand our product line.
How does the discount work?
The concept is simple; the Community Grocer uses the power of Community and collective purchasing power to get the greatest discounts from the source, passing those on to you, our members.
How often can I shop?
As often as you want!
What does my membership include?
Your one-year membership includes login access for up to two adults living at the same address to our web site. Here, you can select products for purchase from our members-only online store and chose from either delivery (for a guaranteed flat rate of $5) or our complimentary click and collect service. Your membership also gets you invited to our members-only tasting parties where we sample and score new products to expand our product line.
What happens when my annual membership is up?
One month before your annual membership is up for renewal, we will email you to let you know and send you instructions for re-enrolling.
How does delivery work?
When you place your order on-line, you will first be prompted to choose 1 of 4 three-hour time periods during the day, 2 days after your order is placed. Then simply choose 'Delivery' for the Shipping Method at checkout. So if you place your order at noon on Monday, you can choose to have it delivered as soon as Wednesday morning. The driver will phone you approximately 30 minutes before arriving. You also have the option to postpone delivery. There will be a $5 flat fee for delivery within Metro Vancouver.
How does Click and Collect work?
When you place your order on-line, you will first be prompted to choose 1 of 4 three-hour time periods during the day, 2 days after your order is placed. Then simply choose 'Click and Collect' for the Shipping Method at checkout. So if you place your order at noon on Monday, you can choose to pick it up as soon as Wednesday morning. We are located at 46 West 10th Avenue, between Ontario and Manitoba, close to Main and Broadway and the Broadway City Hall Canada Line Skytrain station. Please phone us once you are out front and we will bring you your groceries. This service is complimentary with membership.
What if I’m outside the delivery zone?
If you are outside the delivery zone, you can choose to pick up your order using our click and collect service (available at checkout), or you are welcome to arrange for your groceries to be delivered to a local address within the delivery zone, such as your work place or a friend’s home.
Please note: if no one is home to accept the scheduled delivery, your groceries will be returned to us for you to either pick up or have delivered for an additional $5 at a later date. Your initial $5 delivery fee will not be refunded.
For manufacturers & suppliers: How can I get my products featured?
We are always looking for new plant-based products to feature so that we can offer our members discounts on as wide an array of products as possible! For product submission enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org