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31 12, 2017

Six Supplements to Aid in New Year’s Detox

December 31st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator, Product Spotlight|0 Comments

By Jackson O’Connell-Barlow, Supplement Coordinator Many folks make drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle to oblige New Year’s resolutions after indulgent eating & drinking during the holidays, but that might be counterproductive in their progression towards deeper health. January & February, in much of the United States, are synonymous with inclement weather and [...]

31 10, 2017

November/December GM Report

October 31st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator, GM Report, Store News|0 Comments

By Justin Pizzella, General Manager Fiscal Year 2016-17 marked another good year for our Co-op. Although we still face many challenges, we made significant strides that I am excited to report. Some highlights of the fiscal year include: Our membership grew by 595 members, and we now have more than 12,750 members. We grossed approximately [...]

31 08, 2017

Pittsburgh Growers Co-op initiative helps urban farmers thrive.

August 31st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

by Nicolette Spudic, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council (PFPC) and its Urban Agriculture Working Group (UAWG) teamed up with Grow Pittsburgh to create the Pittsburgh Growers Cooperative (PGC). Their pilot season launched this summer with be.wild.er Farm, Hazelwood Farms, Shiloh Farm (Grow Pittsburgh) and Rescue Street Farms. The Pittsburgh Growers [...]

31 08, 2017

September/October Board Report

August 31st, 2017|Board Updates, Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

The Co-op’s Board of Directors seated five new members in February. We have been working hard over the past few months to acclimate to our roles and carry out our governance responsibilities which include oversight of the general manager, financial oversight of the Co-op, engagement with members, board perpetuation and elections, and creating a [...]

31 08, 2017

Becoming a Preservationist

August 31st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

As interest in local produce has increased over the years, so has people’s interest in preserving foods. It’s a natural step for anyone who values the connection to local foods in the summer to want to extend that connection to the winter when local options are limited. Talk to anyone who preserves food, and [...]

31 08, 2017

Strengthening the future of sustainable agriculture in Pennsylvania

August 31st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

by Dan Dalton, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is one of the largest and most active sustainable agriculture organizations in the United States. PASA is a diverse network of growers, businesses and consumers that facilitates and enables viable farming systems through innovative farming-to-farmer exchange, farm based research, [...]