Co-op News

While it may only be a year and a half since we started carrying Philly Bread at the Co-op, many of us can hardly remember the bakery shelves without it.

Stryker Farms provides Weavers Way stores with pork from heritage-breed pigs, as well as goat meat, all from animals raised to the highest standards and treated humanely. Nolan Thevenet grew up in the mountainous countryside in Saylorsburg, PA. After attending a local college, he transferred to Drexel to get a taste of Philadelphia. Realizing he missed the outdoors, he returned to his mother’s 47 Monroe County acres to become a farmer.

The Weavers Way Board has reviewed and approved proposed revisions to the Co-op's bylaws. Now it's the membership's turn.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
When we talk about the work we do at Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), we often highlight the quantifiable results of our work:
• 1,219 pounds of produce grown and donated to Stenton Family Manor,
• 382 students who visited our Children’s Garden at Awbury Arboretum this season,
• 18 students with autism and intellectual disabilities who work with our farm educator twice weekly in our newest program at MLK High School.
What we rarely do is introduce you to the bright and inquisitive students in WWCP’s programs who inspire us every day. In this letter, I’d like to introduce you to one young man – Isaiah – one of more than 1,100 students WWCP serves each year.

Want backyard chickens back in Philadelphia? Join Philadelphia Backyard Chickens on Facebook, and squawk to your City Councilperson!

No wallet? No problem! An EasyPay Account is a prepaid account credit. It acts like a gift card — but there’s no card, and you can add money to your account over and over again. The balance is attached to your member account. You can load your account and check out your items at the same time! Just show a picture ID or your membership card at the register.

Chestnut Hill grocery staffer Mel Marmer is also Weavers Way’s chalkboard artist. Check out his work at all the stores. We have some pictures of some examples posted here for posterity.

Did you know Weavers Way's own PhillyFresh Pickles are the most amazing pickle in the world? That we produce this popular pickle using local cucumbers, when possible, and local processing? Proceeds from the sale of PhillyFresh Pickles help fund the Untours Foundation's social investment programs.

Is it a fruit or a vegetable? Let's slice it down the middle and go with frechtable (This is actual taxonomic terminology here. We don't make stuff like this up.) Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, and frankly we Philadelphians should really give this fretchtable some justice. Plantains are treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavour and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying.

Relive the memories! Pictures of our 40th Birthday Bash Oct. 19 at Cliveden are

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