Alison and I recently went to Frederick, Maryland for a little co-op inspiration. As part of a Mid-Atlantic Food Co-op Alliance meeting, we joined other food co-ops, buying clubs, and start-up efforts from 6 states (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA) on a tour of The Common Market. This Natural Food Co-op has a café, meat department and sustainable seafood counter, specialty cheeses, and a community room. Not to mention a great bulk section (you know I'm a fan). The Common Market has been around since the 1970's, they have 3,200 member-owners, and this is their 4th location. Overall it was great to hear how far they have come. You can read more about their exciting history here. Bulk olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar and soap... It was so inspiring to see what the South Philly Food Co-op could be one day. We have a lot of work to do, but anything is possible with your help!
All are welcome! You don't have to be a member to shop.
09/01/2022 – SPFC Back to School Recipe Series by Chef Monica Glass
08/01/2022 – Board Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
06/07/2013 – Sarah's Garden: Rain
06/05/2013 – Let's party our way to 600 members!
06/04/2013 – Pallet Gardening Workshop: June 1, 2013
05/31/2013 – Sarah's Garden: Growth
05/31/2013 – Show off your garden on the South Philly Garden Tour!
05/30/2013 – Take a look "behind the scenes" at the Co-op
05/29/2013 – Happy Hour at Underdogs -- Plus, a Contest
05/29/2013 – The results are in: Board Elections