Join the Doylestown Food Co-op for Local Live at Puck this Sunday!
We're serving up a day full of delicious local food and drinks — prepared by Michael Kanter and the staff of Puck — and an amazing lineup of local musical talent.
We kick off the day at 2pm with a family program for children (and their parents!) on the patio. The special event features local favorite Lolly Hopwood and Cool Beans featuring local Grammy Award winner Steve Pullara.
For the adults in the crowd, we're bringing together a variety of local talent including Faith & Practice, Seamus Kelleher, and LisaBeth Weber with John Beacher, Jazz with Friends, and Cherry Lane Band. The show begins at 4:15 and extends well into the evening.
For the full schedule and to buy tickets online, visit us at Doylestown.coop.
We're looking for volunteers!
Do you want to volunteer to serve up drinks or food — or share our Co-op vision with those in attendance? Sign up here.
Proceeds benefit the Doylestown Food Co-op.
Thorpe Farmland in Danger
by Liz Downing
As members of a food cooperative, we are concerned with ensuring the future of local farmers, both organic and non-organic. A region with deep farming roots, Bucks County is lucky to still have a number of local farmers and food producers who are able to provide us with seasonal produce, meats, dairy products as well as and other foodstuffs such as honey and herbs. These products are essential in helping us maintain our personal health as well as the health of overall community — not to mention improving the quality of the meals we serve our families.
As both a Doylestown Food Co-op and community member, I would hope that the amount of land in this area dedicated to local agriculture would stabilize and, in time, ideally increase.
However, at this time a local farm in Newtown that is familiar to many of us is in danger of closing. Thorpe’s First Nation Organic Farm is on 145 acres of fertile farmland that has been used for organic farming and raising hormone and antibiotic free meats for several generations. The words “First Nation” refer to Mr. Thorpe’s Native American heritage. The Thorpe family holds its Native American traditions dear, and Mr. Thorpe is a distant relative of Jim Thorpe, the great Native American Olympic champion.
If this farm is lost, the community will not only lose a source of healthy foods, but it will also open the land to developers. The land could quickly turn into homes or shopping areas in an already over-developed area. The Thorpe farm is currently in the position of trying to raise funds privately to fend off creditors.
Get a visual taste of our local food system at the Project Gallery
We are teaming up with the Bucks County Project Gallery to impress upon our community the beauty and wonder that "eating our view" can be. The Eat Your View exhibit, which runs from May 3-28, showcases photographers’ interpretations of Bucks County farms and food. On four separate occasions, the Doylestown Food Co-op will be available to share OUR vision with the community.
We hope you will come out and see this wonderful exhibit.... If you or your friends have questions about the Co-op, please consider stopping by on the following nights:
Thursday, May 9th from 7 – 8
Thursday, May 16th from 7 – 8
Thursday, May 23rd – PRESS EVENT from 5 – 7:30
Sunday, May 19th, from 1 - 3
Saturday, May 25th from 12 – 2
Flourless Chocolate Chili Torte
Provided by Co-op member Hugh Downing
This sweet and spicy recipe makes a large torte that serves at least 12 with generous portions or 16 with smaller servings. Made at least 8 hours before serving, it is great to prepare in advance and may soon become a "go-to" recipe for your large gatherings. It certainly was a hit at our member pot-luck in April!
Find the recipe here (requires web login).
Vegan Mushroom Chili
Provided by Simeon's Restaurant, Ithaca, NY
A hearty mushroom-based vegan chili that is sure to please even the pickiest of meat eaters in your family.
Find the recipe here (requires web login).
Where you there for Foodopoly?
What an amazing turnout! More than 50 people joined the Doylestown Food Co-op on April 9 at the Doylestown Bookshop for a presentation by Wenonah Hauter on her book Foodopoly. Hauter is the director of Food & Water Watch, a Washington D.C.-based organization that works to ensure the food and water we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.
Hauter is a strong advocate of the good food movement, including food co-ops like the one we're growing in Doylestown. In fact, she owns her generations-old family farm in Pennsylvania, which provides organic produce to hundreds of families through its CSA. However, she suggests that the approach to fixing our food system must be two pronged.
"The good food movement has to do more than vote with its fork — it has to vote with its vote," said Hauter. "If we want to fix our food system, we have to fix our democracy."
Read more here ...