Co-op News

We're opening our third store in Ambler! Check this page for updates and news, read the Shuttle and if you're in the neighborhood, drop by Ambler Food Co-op's storefront at 131 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler, open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

For the third year in a row, Weavers Way's Board has declared a rebate for members in good standing. You know what that means, don't you? Money back!

Candidates have until Feb. 28 to finish up the application process. Look for candidate statements in the April Shuttle and in the Online Member Center. Voting, by paper ballot or online, starts in April. 

With more than 300 Weavers Way members participating, the Together We Grow campaign has taken in over $1.5 million in member loans, zooming past the original goal of $800,000 and providing a remarkable testament to the dedication and generosity of our cooperative community.

In the not-so-distant past, most U.S.-made cheese came from factories in the Midwest. Now Southeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding area has exploded, with a plethora of creameries coming into existence in just the last 10 years, and you can find almost any style of cheese being made within 100 miles of here. One of the newcomers is Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse Creamery.

Hear from experts, learn about community issues, hone specialized skills and more — or give workshop yourself! Topics can be as varied and far-reaching as the interests of our members.

With agriculture dominated by mega-producers, it’s reassuring to find a favorite product packaged and distributed by a local family business. One example: Fruitwood Orchards in South Jersey, which provides honey, both bottled and bulk, to Weavers Way.

This year's Harvest on Henry featured our largest turnout yet, with more than 1,200 people counted at the main entrance. The music was great, the weather was perfect, and the food was better than ever with Weavers Way running the grills.

Breaking into the booming specialty food area isn’t easy, and it takes much more than having something good to eat. “First, we came up with a great name,” said Kristen McManus, one of the co-founders of Brine Street Picklery. “And we knew with the red color on our labels inspired by our Thai chilis, combined with the hand-done type of our name, our product would really stand out.”

About a dozen years ago, Mauricio Mendez’s grandmother began making guacamole and selling it at farmers markets in South Florida. Mauricio helped out, learned his grandmother’s recipe, and developed his own mango salsa and pico de gallo. After Di Bruno’s became the first large specialty store in the Philadelphia area to stock Anita’s, other stores took note. One of those was Weavers Way Co-op.

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