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CBS Philly | South Philadelphia Food Co-op Set To Open

A first look at the South Philly Food Co-op, opening next week after a 10-year wait

For some members of the South Philly Food Co-op, next Wednesday might feel like a day that would never happen. The full-service grocery store will finally open its doors to shoppers, 10 years after its inception.

A whole lot of planning, fund-raising, surveying, and organizing went into this moment — a backstory the Inquirer has covered before, for the SPFC and area co-ops in general — so instead we’ll address what anyone would want to know after a decade of waiting for a local grocery store to open: What can I buy, and when can I buy it?

Read the full article by Jenn Ladd in 'The Philadelphia Inquirer'.

South Philly Co-op Looks to Open This Month

Despite COVID-related delays and re-imposed restrictions in Philadelphia through the new year, South Philly Food Co-op is still looking to open later this month, according to recent communications from Lori Burge, SPFC’s general manager.

Read the full article by Karen Plourde in Weavers Way Co-op's 'The Shuttle'.

Locally Sourced Food and Recipes: Drexel Food Lab Partners with South Philly Food Co-Op

Drexel Food Lab, the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ culinary innovation lab, is collaborating with a new partner in its goal of making food accessible, healthy and sustainable – the South Philly Food Co-op.

Students in the Food Lab will develop recipes using seasonal and local produce, for shoppers to take in-store and on the South Philly Food Co-op’s Instagram, as well as tips and resources for upcycling foods and reducing food waste.

Read the full article by Annie Korp in Drexel University's 'Drexel News Blog'.

South Philly Food Co-op "will be open before the end of the calendar year"

It was April of last year when the South Philly Food Co-op announced it had cleared its last financial hurdle and green-lit the opening of its long-awaited store after 10 years of planning. It was expected to begin its final phase of construction on a new building and open later that year.

Read the full article by Tom Beck in the 'South Philly Review'.