Introducing the Doylestown Food Co-Op

Doylestown Co-Op

We recently checked out the Doylestown Food Co-Op, where we found a whole new way to think about local food…and popcorn (more on that in a minute). The co-op opened its doors earlier this month in a storefront at 29 West State Street, Doylestown, Pa. The official grand opening will take place on February 8. For details, check out http://www.doylestown.coop.org.

So, What Is a Co-Op?

A co-op is a business that’s owned and governed collectively by a group of people who are members. While most co-ops start as food businesses, some have eventually branched out, providing other services of value to the community. Like other co-ops, the Doylestown Food Co-Op offers the opportunity to become a member by purchasing equity shares of the grocery. In exchange, member-owners have a say in decisions about the business, receive discounts on some of their food purchases and enjoy a variety of other benefits. Read on

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Fresh Reset for a New Year

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Yes, it’s been a while since the last Fresh post. A big thanks to all of you who have been asking “where are you?” and “when can we expect the next post”? Glad to know you are out there!  The answer to the first question is “still here!” To the second, “very soon.” Watch for a post featuring Doylestown, PA’s latest addition to the local food movement: the Doylestown Food Co-Op.

With the book version of the blog under way, Fresh will move to a monthly schedule throughout 2014. Please stay tuned. Less can sometimes be more.