Fare Share is a grocery store, a meeting place, a wellness resource, a buy-local opportunity.


Fare Share is a natural-foods cooperative; this means that it is owned and supported by member-owners who have equity in the business. However, you don’t need to be an owner to benefit from Fare Share.


Come in to our Main Street store in historic downtown Norway, Maine. Browse the market, meet great people, learn something new, and purchase food and goods.


Fare Share Co-op is your Main Street grocery store with local, natural, organic, healthy and fresh food. We are your wellness resource with bulk foods, locally baked goods, fruits, berries, and vegetables fresh from local farms. We also offer groceries, supplements, sundries, ethnic foods, gifts and more. Fare Share Co-op is a consumer-owned cooperative — anyone can shop here, but when you join, you own it.


Our Co-op Owners, the Staff, the Market, The Commons, our tenants, and our Main Street neighbors are all part of a community that helps to create a world in which we love to live.  



A high-quality, fair-priced, not-for-profit food supply, democratically controlled by the ownership.


Educate members of the community on matters of nutrition, agriculture and alternate technology.


Develop an information-sharing and communication center.


Help to develop other non-profit goods and services.


Further principles of cooperation, democracy, and self-reliance for the general betterment of members and the community.


Provide a welcoming and inspiring space to build a healthy and sustainable community.


Fare Share Co-op is an independent member-owned natural food cooperative in historic downtown Norway, Maine.


Founded in 1978, Fare Share serves a community with a wide variety of income levels, offering organic and natural foods and products that are locally-sourced, sustainably-produced and ethically-traded.


Since 2001, after buying and renovating our building, we have become an energetic Main Street anchor that also includes The Commons, a community space that currently houses the Center for Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE), as well as the upstairs rental offices that include Norway Downtown and Western Foothills Land Trust.