If you are interested in taking your involvement with the East End Food Co-op to the next level, now’s your chance! We are currently seeking candidates for board service whose contributions can help us create and achieve a shared vision for the short- and long-term future of the Co-op. While participation in a cooperative can [...]
By: Co+op, stronger together What’s to love about food co-ops? So much! Co-ops have a cool way of doing things differently. They’re people working together for better food, stronger communities and a healthier world. And cooperative grocers are making a big impact. The study, Healthy Foods Healthy Communities: The Social and Economic Impacts of [...]
Congratulations to the following staff members, who were elected by their peers as Employees of the Month. May Carrie Larese (Front End) June Richy Wellington (Café) Simone Coleman (Front End)
By Trevett Hooper Vinaigrettes are great any time of year, but they are especially useful in the summer when there is so much wonderful local produce to enjoy. Making vinaigrette from scratch is very easy, economical, and opens the door to many possibilities in the kitchen. They’re a delicious dressing for fresh salad greens [...]
It’s impossible to miss the wall of organic seed packets in the Co-op foyer. It shows up mid-February each year, when serious gardeners begin planning and plotting their upcoming growing season. By April, organic seedlings from local growers Garden Dreams and Wilmington Gardens line the sidewalk. Lately, you may have also noticed houseplants, succulents, [...]
By Trevett Hooper Asparagus is near and dear to my heart, as are many of the things that grew in my parents’ garden. When it comes to foods like pineapples, I’m not much of a purist, most likely because I didn’t grow up with a pineapple tree in my backyard. But the plants I [...]
Wilmington Gardens is a 50-acre certified organic farm that serves Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania area, producing approximately 90 varieties of organic, non-GMO seedling plants for gardens and a dozen different crops that are custom grown and marketed nearly exclusively through the East End Food Co-op.
A sunny summer day is the perfect excuse for a picnic and your Co-op has some of the best picnic products around!
By Erica Peiffer, Member Services Coordinator Becoming a Co-op member-owner not only makes good economic sense, it’s a choice that affords many social benefits! You’re joining a dynamic community of happy, healthy people that are invested in a creative vision to transform the future. Membership demonstrates a commitment toward building a sustainable business that is [...]
Serving the Pittsburgh area since 2009, Who Cooks For You Farm is a 10-acre farm in New Bethlehem, PA. The farm is Certified Naturally Grown and a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), as well as a Pennsylvania Buy Fresh, Buy Local Partner.