How it works

How does it work?

If every owner referred one new owner to SunCoast, we would have over 1,000 owners! We are asking everyone to join and refer one new person to us in October. This is important for keeping us on track to open our doors. We have thank you gifts and weekly challenges and prizes to help you make it happen! Every person who refers a new owner will receive a gourmet gift bundle from Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative and SunCoast supporter.

Weekly challenges will be offered for prizes including: a Chefs Bundle, 3 Dixieline Gardening Kits, a Plastic-free Living Kit, and a Clean Beauty Spa Bundle, A San Diego Seed Company Grow Your Own Bundle, and more surprises along the way!

Why 31 owners?

We need at least 700 owners to confidently start site negotiations. We are 134 owners short of this goal. Prior to coronavirus, we had 25-50 new owners join us each month but it’s dropped to just 2-10 per month. Thirty one new owners would be a great step in the right direction (and there are 31 days in October). Of course we are open to blowing past this goal!

What are the prizes?

Every person who refers a new owner will receive a fantastic gourmet gift bundle from Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative and SunCoast supporter.

Weekly challenges will be offered for prizes including: a Chefs Bundle, 3 Dixieline Gardening Kits, a Plastic-free Living Kit, and a Clean Beauty Spa Bundle, A San Diego Seed Company Grow Your Own Bundle, and more surprises along the way!

To enter weekly giveaways, you’ll need to participate in our weekly challenge, or just refer or become a new owner! Challenges will be posted on Fridays and winners announced the following Friday. We may throw in a few fun mini-challenges along the way.

I need ideas for referring new owners

We will be posting ideas and tools to help you refer. To start, make a list of people you know who like to eat, enjoy healthy foods, support local businesses, are too busy to drive out of town for groceries, or are interested in environmental or social justice issues.

A Few Ideas:

  • Pick up postcard invitations. Send a message and we will send you the contact-less pick up location.
  • Share our video on your social media pages or through text or email with prospective owners.
  • Text an invitation to a friend. See below for a downloadable image.
  • Share one of our events with friends (we are hosting online cooking classes and expert interviews).
  • Purchase a gift certificate for a friend.
  • Share our Ownership Assistance Program. Our donors will cover $100 of the $200 share cost. The remaining $100 can be paid with our $10/month payment plan or in one lump sum.
  • Talk to your favorite business owner. Ask if they have become owners. Our business owners can advertise on our page and we make an effort to refer to and support our business owners.