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Become a Supplier

South Philly Food Co-op builds relationships with farmers, producers and cooperatives to cultivate a just food system. To apply to sell your products at the Co-op:

  1. Review our product selection guidelines.
  2. Fill out our producer application.
  3. Send a copy of the required application documents purchasing@southphillyfood.coop.
  4. Send any additional forms you want us to have to purchasing@southphillyfood.coop.
  5. Mail us a sample product at South Philly Food Co-op, Attn: Buyers, 2031 S Juniper Street, Philadelphia PA 19148 or set an appointment to meet in person.

We Love Local

We're proud to partner with local and regional producers to stock our shelves. The businesses highlighted below are just some of the farmers, producers and cooperatives where we source our products!

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Baba's Brew


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2015

In 2015, Baba's Brew's founder Olga Sorzano started her own kombucha brewing company after not being able to find high-quality kombucha in the area. As a young girl growing up in Siberia 35 years ago, she learned the art of brewing farm-to-bottle seasonal kombucha with her greatgrandmother, Baba.

Now, Baba's Brew only uses real, locally-grown, seasonal, and organic fruits, berries, herbs, and spices to infuse their brew. Their goal is to change the way people drink by providing healthy, nutritious, low sugar kombucha made with real ingredients, and no BS.

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Bassetts Ice Cream


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 1861

As America's oldest ice cream brand, Bassetts Ice Cream has been in operation since 1861.

Today, generations later, they are still family-owned and operated. They are headquartered in Philadelphia and produce their ice cream in Johnstown, PA.

Bassetts only uses the freshest milk and cream from Pennsylvania bornand- bred cattle. They pride themselves on being the only original vendor still operating in the Reading Terminal Market since they opened their doors.

Bennett Compost


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2009

In 2009, Tim Bennett wanted to compost. Unfortunately, he was living in a second story South Philly apartment and wasn't sure how to get started. After talking with some friends at dinner about it, he realized he wasn't alone. It was a light bulb moment. He put $100 in a bank account and Bennett Compost was born. Since then the team and the process have continued to evolve.

Currently, Bennett Compost picks up from nearly 4,000 households and businesses every week, keeping over 70 tons of material out of the landfill every month.

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Blue Moon Acres


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 1992

Out of a dream of owning and operating a family farm, Blue Moon Acres was started in 1992. The goal was to pursue a healthier, more sustainable form of agriculture, while selling high-quality local produce.

Sprouting from humble roots as a Community Supported Agriculture operation, today Blue Moon Acres operates a 63-acre farm in Pennington, NJ. They pride themselves on their commitment to sustainability, using only biodiesel farm equipment and geothermal techniques.

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Bloc Delivery


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2020

Bloc Delivery is an online ordering and e-bike delivery service empowering customers to shop locally for their everyday needs. They are a division of Bicycle Transit Systems, a Philadelphiabased company who is the operator of Indego Bike Share in Philadelphia, Metro Bike Share in Los Angeles, and RTC Bike Share in Las Vegas.

In March 2020, Bloc quickly set up the online ordering platform to support local businesses who had a hard time connecting with customers. They are growing quickly - helping keep local businesses open while transforming last-mile delivery.

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The Common Market


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2008

The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. They strive to improve food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health. The nonprofit has roots dating back to 2003 when co-founders Tatiana Garcia- Granados and Haile Johnston started the East Park Revitalization Alliance (EPRA) with a goal of making their Strawberry Mansion neighborhood a healthier one.

Since 2008, The Common Market has delivered local food for the common good throughout the Mid-Atlantic, giving communities access to food sourced from more than 50 sustainable family farms, all located within 250 miles or less from its Philadelphia warehouse.

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Crust Vegan Bakery


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2015

When both co-founders went vegan ten years ago, they taught themselves how to make their favorite baked goods from scratch. Then in 2015, they opened Crust Vegan Bakery, selling their all natural, homemade vegan treats.

They are a queer, woman-owned, and operated business that prides itself on their commitment to sustainability. They are also fierce advocates for justice, donating 5-10% of their profit and products to causes that support human, animal, and environmental liberation.

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Dodah's Kitchen


Started in Washington, DC in 2017

With the goal of making deliciously disguised vegan soul food, Dodah's Kitchen started in Washington DC in 2017. Just two years later, they were distributing to over 100 community markets and co-ops throughout the Mid- Atlantic.

Dodah's prides itself on cooking vegan foods with soul, offering a unique Afroveganism experience that other companies can't rival. What inspires them most? Tricking non-vegans into enjoying every last bite.

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Epic Pickles


Started in York County, PA in 2011

Epic was born in 2011 after Rob, the owner, tasted his first flavored pickle from a farmers market "pickle guy". After many visits he decided to try making pickles for himself, just for kicks. But after neighbors started showing up at his door looking to buy his new creations, a business was soon born.

Now almost 10 years later, Epic can be found in ten mid-Atlantic states and as far south as Texas, not to mention nationwide via online sales. Everything is still made as it started… with fresh ingredients and by hand. That sentiment carries forward with their mission: Make it fresh, make it right, and make it Epic!

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Flakely Gluten Free


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2011

After working in some of the best restaurants in the country and then being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Chef Lila made it her mission to create French Pastry that is 'taste-identical' to its wheat flour counterparts.

Chef Lila is working to raise the bar on the perception of what gluten free should taste like. She continues to experiment in the kitchen to create her own gluten free versions of her favorite breads and pastries to share with those who need it the most.

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Fresh Tofu


Started in Allentown, PA in 1983

In 1983, Fresh Tofu Inc. opened its doors in Allentown, PA with the goal of serving high-quality tofu to the east coast and beyond.

They are a family-owned and operated business that prides itself on a commitment to sustainability and health.

Today they produce artisan, organic tofu and distribute other all natural soy products.

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The Happy Vegan


Started in Pittsburgh, PA in 2014

After a shocking cancer diagnosis, creator Sharon Gregory decided to change her diet to focus on plant based whole foods. This lead to the creation of The Happy Vegan.

Throughout this journey, Sharon realized that transitioning to a plant based diet was easier than anticipated, except giving up cheese! When she was unable to find a dairyfree cheese sauce product in the local stores, she was inspired to create her own. The challenge to create something that was nutritious, uberdelicious, and had an amazing "cheesy" flavor resulted in the unique product, Notcho Nocheez™.

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Hound Dog Honey


Started in Glenmoore, PA in 2017

In 2017, Hound Dog Honey was on a mission to get the uniqueness of varietal honey out to the public. They took over a business from Honeybrook that sold different types of honey at a roadside stand. Instead of continuing the roadside stand, they took varietal honey to stores so more people could experience it.

Today they have about 30 different flavors of honey available at all times. The taste of varietals stays fairly consistent, as the honey is pulled from the hive after each flower blooms, and the bees are finished foraging for nectar.

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Jig-Bee Flower Farm


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2015

In 2015, Jig-Bee Flower Farm started farming in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. The farm started when Cassie Plummer researched business ideas for a vacant lot next to a commercial building she owned. At the time, flower farming was not popular in Philadelphia but presented itself as a viable urban farm initiative that could beautify the neighborhood and create local jobs.

Now, with the mission of bringing joy and wonder to the city, Jig-Bee is a womanowned and operated flower farm. They pride themselves on their humble roots sprouting from a vacant lot that now produces unique flower and foliage combinations that are not found in traditional grocery stores.

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Kiros Beauty


Started in Bala Cynwyd, PA in 2016

Kiros Beauty is a Hispanicowned local manufacturer of natural, multicultural skin and hair products.

Since starting in 2016, they have been producing and representing other local manufacturers of high-quality beauty products. They pride themselves on connecting with an inclusive and diverse customer base through natural beauty products for everyone.

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Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op


Started in Lancaster, PA in 2006

Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op is a nonprofit organic farmer's cooperative of over 100 family farmers headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They focus on creating healthy, high quality, and fresh foods from their highly maintained and enriched soils on their small-scale family farms.

The produce sold through LFFC is certified organic unless otherwise noted. They support farmers that are looking to make their farms sustainable. When you purchase LFFC products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest farm products, raised humanely, with consideration for the land, animals, and people.

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Martin's Specialty Sausage Company


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 1986

In 1986 in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market, Martin's Specialty Sausage Company started their small, family-owned business selling fresh specialty sausages.

Today, they employ more than 50 employees and operate out of Mickleton, NJ. Martin's only uses highquality, antibiotic-free whole ingredients to create fresh sausages ready to cook.

They pride themselves on their top-notch customer service, food preparation safety, and unique recipes that leave customers coming back for more.

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Merzbacher's Bakery


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2013

In 2013, Merzbacher's Bakery (formerly Philly Bread) started when founder Pete Merzbacher could not find the type of bread he wanted to eat anywhere in Philadelphia. So, he decided to bake it himself!

Today, Merzbacher's is best known for their Philly Muffin, but they also bake bagels, baguettes, burger buns, pullman loaves, focaccia, and ciabatta out of their newly-renovated bakery and retail space in Germantown.

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Nutty Novelties


Started in Souderton, PA in 2012

In 2012, Nutty Novelties started as a family-owned and operated buildyour- own trail mix bar at the Lansdale Farmers' Market. Following a suggestion from a friend, they quickly began producing natural nut butters.

Today, they specialize in low-sugar, high-protein nut butters from simple, minimal ingredients.

Nutty Novelties is proud to work with small, local and independent retailers in the Philadelphia region.

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Oasis Creamery


Started in Ronks, PA in 2012

With the goal of providing healthy, wholesome dairy to the Mid-Atlantic, Oasis Creamery was founded in 2012 in Ronks, PA.

Since Lancaster County's horse and buggy farmers compost waste, the farm's soil is nutrient dense and supports happy, 100% grass-fed cattle.

Oasis uses low temperature, small batch pasteurization to produce organic milk that boasts superior taste and retains vitamins.

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Oma Herbal Teas


Started in Schwenksville, PA in 2015

Since 2015, Oma Herbal Teas has remained a family-owned and operated business based in Schwenksville.

Their mission is to grow high-quality herbs that promote health, healing, and well-being. They produce medicinal herbs, primarily for flavorful tea blends and tinctures. With their compost, deep mulch, zero tillage, beneficial plantings, and solarization practices, Oma creates a buzzing ecosystem on their farm that leaves the earth tea-ming with life.

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Philly Fair Trade Roasters


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2010

In 2010, Philly Fair Trade Roasters started as an activist coffee company supporting atrisk groups and working handin- hand with local food suppliers, especially food cooperatives. Their goal was to provide organic, locally roasted, fair trade coffee options to restaurants across Philadelphia.

Today, Philly Fair Trade Roasters prides itself on being the only coffee available in all of the city's food co-ops.

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Righteous Felon Craft Jerky


Started in West Chester, PA in 2012

After growing up and making beef jerky together as kids, Righteous Felon founders decided to invest in their dreams and start a business in 2012.

Since then, they have quickly grown their regional distribution, and they deliver high-quality, healthy snacks in alternative retail spaces.

Righteous only uses local cattle and superior beef, which keeps their carbon footprint small from manufacturing to warehouse. They pride themselves on their pop culture branding and counter-culture products that re-define healthy snacking.

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Samuels Seafood Co


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 1987

In 1987, Samuels Seafood Co started delivering fresh seafood from around the world to Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic.

Now, still family-owned and three generations later, they pride themselves on serving the best seafood in town, with the best delivery options and in-house customer service that goes the extra mile.

Their prepared foods are often locally sourced and prepared by experienced chefs, which means it is always fresh.

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Soom Foods


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2013

In 2013, Soom Foods opened with the mission of bringing people together through healthy food.

They specialize in tahini and silan, using only responsibly-sourced, high-quality sesame seed and date manufacturers. Soom prides itself on products that are made with superior ingredients from real, natural foods.

Their products are also always dairy free, gluten free, and vegan, with no extra oils, additives or preservatives.

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Stryker Farm


Started in Saylorsburg, PA in 2010

Established in 2010, Stryker Farm is a pasture-based livestock farm situated between the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

The farm operates on the principle that all animals are entitled to fresh air, sunshine, and plenty of open space. They do not apply synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides to their land and do not administer hormones or antibiotics to their animals.

When you purchase from Stryker Farm you are helping support a more natural and humane method of livestock husbandry.

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Swheat Escape


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2020

In 2020, right here in Philadelphia, Swheat Escape started selling their locally sourced, gluten free flour blend.

Their goal is to make baking for family, friends, and neighbors with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerances a piece of cake.

Swheat Escape knows that gluten free cooking is sometimes difficult and less than fun. That is why they pair their gluten free flour blend with their allseasons cookbook to take the stress out of day-to-day cooking.

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Third Wheel Cheese Co.


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2018

In 2018, Third Wheel Cheese Co. started aggregating and selling local dairy farm products to Philadelphia restaurants and retailers.

Today, they represent 22 dairy and artisan cheese makers from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Working with both farms and farmsteads, all of Third Wheel's partners are practicing humane and sustainable farming techniques.

Together, they support the preservation and growth of thoughtful Mid-Atlantic farms and cheesemakers.

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Vellum St. Soap Company


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2016

Vellum Street Soap Company believes you shouldn't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth. They craft their soap the old school way, using lye, lard, and love. The cold process soaps are made from high quality, food grade ingredients, locally and sustainably sourced, with nothing added that doesn't have a beneficial purpose for your body. Many of the ingredients are procured from local restaurants - excess ingredients that have no further ingredient use in the kitchen, but make wonderful ingredients for skin.

Vellum Street is the soap you wished your mouth got washed out with!

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Zsa's Ice Cream


Started in Philadelphia, PA in 2011

After making ice cream as a hobby for years, Zsa's Ice Cream started in 2011 seriously from scratch.

They are a traditional American ice cream shop, focused on using local, high-butterfat dairy and making all of the included baked goods in their ice cream. All of their ice creams are made in small 3-gallon batches and always hand-scooped.

Zsa's prides itself as a self-made success with no formal food or business background. That's why they say that none of their recipes are ever truly finished, because they never stop striving for bolder flavors.