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29 W State St., Doylestown PA
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OUR DOYLESTOWN STORE
29 W State St., Doylestown PA
Phone: 215-348-4548 | Map
MON-FRI: 10:00am - 7:00pm
NEW! SAT: 9:00am - 6:00pm
SUN: 10:00am - 6:00pm
A Market for Everyone owned by our Community
29 W State Street, Doylestown PA | Map
Phone: 215-348-4548 | Parking Info
MON-FRI: 10:00am - 7:00pm | NEW! SAT: 9:00am - 6:00pm | SUN: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Winter Saturday Hours: 9:00 - 6:00

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WHY SHOP AT THE CO-OP?
FOOD YOUR ANCESTORS WOULD RECOGNIZE

by Kira Kraiman

Screen_shot_2014-05-27_at_10.52.12_AM.pngImagine that your great-great grandparents came to Doylestown from their home in 1914 to check out what's happening here in May of 2014.  

You take them to the grocery store to get food for dinner and they are stupefied at what they see.  Ingredients they cannot pronounce and produce transported from all over the world.

You all stand in the middle of the store, perplexed and hungry.  They lived only a century prior, but this modern food isn't appetizing at all. No one wants produce that traveled thousands of miles, meat raised with antibiotics and hormones, or food from a box with ingredients they can't pronounce.

But at that moment ... it hits you. 

The Doylestown Food Co-op down the street has a whole store full of food that your ancestors would recognize.  

  • Fresh foods that, in most cases, traveled less than 100 miles to get to the store.
  • Produce that is grown in season, without a lot of pesticides.  
  • Animal products from nearby farms from animals that roamed and ate grass and were not treated with heavy antibiotics or growth hormones.
  • Fun things like local honeys, jams, baked goods, herbs and grains from a local mill.

So off you go to the Doylestown Food Co-op, where your ancestors feel right at home!  Read the Full Article Here!

FEATURED PRODUCER- NECESSITY FARMS AND DAIRY

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Necessity Farms & Dairy is a family-operated farm located in Telford, PA. It is a grass-fed, dairy and beef farm. They strive to improve and preserve natural resources through their sustainable farming methods. Through their unique farming lifestyle, they produce nutrient dense food for "our family and yours". 

“The Doylestown Co-op has given us another avenue to offer healthy food to an entire new group of people. We feed our family with these products, and we look forward to feeding yours.  We believe that 'healthy food is not a luxury, but it is a Necessity!” Owner Carol Branning passionately stated.  Read more about Necessity Farm's products and history here.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Member/Owner Semi-Annual Meeting and Potluck

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It's YOUR DOYLESTOWN FOOD CO-OP.  Join in with our warm and wonderful community - including many of our Eco-System partners!

When:  Sunday, June 8th at 5:00
Where:  at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church

Bring a dish to share, the recipe if you can, plus your own re-useable dishes, cups and silverware.  Let's continue to build on this amazing foundation we have created!  Read more here.

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by Joe Wallace

Do you love American history? Do you love gardening and agriculture? If so, you are in luck!  For our next book club on June 10th, we will be reading "Founding Gardeners" which artfully fuses these two fascinating topics.  Author and historian Andrea Wulf explores the passion for "gardening, agriculture, and botany" that obsessed our founding fathers before, during, and after the birth of our nation.  Join us for a fun evening at the Doylestown Bookshop to discuss this book!  Read more here.

 

 

 


Farm Fresh Film Series "American Meat"
by Patricia Cangelosi

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The Doylestown Food Co-Op and the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance are proud to present the latest installment in this year’s Farm Fresh Film Series: "American Meat". Join us Thursday, July 17th, at Doylestown’s County Theater to see this enlightening documentary: a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in America. The film begs the question: "Can a new generation of grass-based meat farmers revolutionize the industry and change America?"

Doors open at 7pm, the film begins at 7:30pm and will be followed by a live panel discussion.  For more information about the movie and the event click here.

 

CO-OP EVENT REVIEWS

The Co-op and the Carlow Cookery - the Perfect Pairing!
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Did you attend the perfect pairing of The Doylestown Food Co-op and Carlow Cookery on May 6th?  Are you booked into the second and third classes (June 3rd and July 28th) which were added after the first class sold-out so quickly?

At the first class Denis Chiappa of the Carlow Cookery shopped at the Food Co-op to procure some of the incredibly fresh and mostly local ingredients.  Dennis then sautéed, roasted, pureed and simmered these beautiful ingredients into an absolutely delicious meal. We had a great time and a wonderful group of people attended.  Read more about the menu and upcoming classes here!

 


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by Cathy Morano

“This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader” by Joan Dye Gussow was the topic of May's exciting discussion.  

  • The book is a combination; memoir -- about vegetable gardening in our backyards
  • manifesto -- about what’s unsustainable about our food supply system,
  • guidebook -- about how to plant, harvest and preserve our own produce
  • ...and recipe book! What a bargain!

There was a fun and insightful discussion that touched on topics of sustainability, as well as buying and growing local produce.  Interested? Read more about the book and the discussion here!

 

 

FEATURED RECIPE -DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN COOKIES

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This chocolate-lover's recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.  This is a great treat for the whole family! Read the full recipe here

LEARN MORE - NOURISH NEWS  

by Lisa White and Joe Wallace

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Are You Interested in topics of sustainability, nutrition, and access to such foods across the country and around the planet? Sign up for the Nourish News newsletter to be a part of this dialogue and to get insightful articles delivered right to your inbox!

"Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities...Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. With a distinctly positive vision, Nourish celebrates both food and community..."

HAVE A BAG - LEAVE A BAG!
REUSABLE BAGS AT THE CO-OP
by Susan Vorwerk
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The Doylestown Food Co-op is asking for reusable bag donations!  The idea is to encourage people to bring any extra recyclable bags to donate to the co-op.  Shoppers can take a bag when they’ve forgotten their own, or they can bring bags when they have extra!  Extra reusable bags can be brought in at any time!

The Doylestown Food Co-op is always striving to reduce the environmental impact of its store.  This pursuit involves the way customers transport what they've purchased- namely the bags used.  Plastic bags may take 200-800 years to degrade and both paper and plastic bags require considerable resources for their creation.  Take part in the "Have a Bag-Leave a Bag" donation at the Doylestown Food Co-op!
DID YOU KNOW? 
by Joe Wallace
  • DID YOU KNOW that the fast food industry in the United States spends more than 5 million dollars (5,000,000) each day marketing unhealthy food to children?
  • And as of 2011, across the US population an average of 40% of a child's diet came from added sugars and unhealthy fats.
What Does This Mean?

These figures show how necessary it is to localize our food habits! Knowing what grows in your region and building relationships with local farmers is a great step towards feeding ourselves better.  Support your local producers and growers, as well as the Doylestown Co-op which brings them all together in one convenient place!

Sources: 
1. www.ftc.gov/reports/marketing-food-children-adolescents-review

2. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20869486

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