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East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic food market, serving the community since 1980.  You’ll find delicious, healthy food in our store’s aisles, and a triple bottom line when it comes to our business.  As a local business, we support sustainable food, environmental responsibility, and our community.  Learn more about how co-ops promote living Stronger Together.

While our Co-op market is open to the public and membership is not required to make purchases, there are a number of membership benefits.  We encourage you to take a look around and learn more about the benefits of the cooperative business model, and how you can get involved.  At East End Food Co-op, it’s way more than just good food.  You own it!

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Telephone and fax numbers:

Store: Phone:  412-242-3598     Fax: 412-244-1898
Administration: 412-242-3598  Ext. 119
Cafe: 412-242-7726
Credit  Union: 412-243-7574

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General Manager: Justin Pizzella
HR Manager: Jen Girty
Grocery Manager: Maura Holliday
Member Services: Heather Hackett
Cafe Manager: Amber Pertz
Front End Manager: eric cressley
IT Manager: Erin Myers
Financial Manager: Shawn McCullough
Produce Manager: Evan Diamond

What’s New

Upcoming Co-op Events!

October 9, 2014

Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 PM
Cold Weather Vegetables and Herbs
Bob Madden, Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery
Carnegie Library of Homewood

Spring is officially here! It’s time to get out and garden. Bob Madden of Garden Dreams will arm you with all of the information you’ll need to start your garden with confidence—no prior experience required! It may be chilly out, but these colder spring months are a great time to grow hardy vegetable and herb varieties. This workshop will introduce methods of season extension to help you time your planting efforts to yield the largest and healthiest possible yield.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598

Wednesday, April 8th, 6:30 PM
Getting to Know Garden Herbs
Bob Madden, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
Carnegie Library of Homewood

Add some excitement to your gardening—and cooking—repertoire this season with fresh herbs! Join Bob Madden of Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery for the second installment of his three-part springtime gardening workshop and get to know garden herbs. We will learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest several popular herb varieties and will discuss some basic troubleshooting techniques. Most herbs grow happily in pots and window boxes, so don’t let the lack of a garden bed keep you from joining in the fun!

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Saturday, April 11th, 2 PM
Hunger & Poverty Simulation
Katy Millins and Julie Rusin, Pitt FeelGood
Carnegie Library of Homewood

What does hunger look like? How do global poverty and food insecurity perpetuate one another? What can we do to end hunger and poverty in our lifetime? The University of Pittsburgh’s chapter of the national FeelGood organization is committed to finding answers to these questions and wants you to join in the conversation. Julie Rusin and Katy Millins will facilitate an interactive simulation to help illuminate the systemic causes of global hunger and poverty and start a dialogue about the need for sustainable development.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30 PM
Illegal Dumping: Pittsburgh’s Dirty Little Secret
Myrna Newman, Allegheny CleanWays
Carnegie Library of Homewood

Pittsburgh has been named the Most Livable City six times since 2000. We also pride ourselves on being one of the greenest cities. There is another side of Pittsburgh that we don’t talk much about—the pockets of blight scattered throughout the hillsides and along our lovely rivers. Myrna Newman will discuss a particular type of blight: illegal dumping. Join us to learn about the environmental, social, economic, and health costs associated with illegal dumping and how you can help Allegheny CleanWays reverse the damage.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 22nd 6:30 PM
Intro to Organic Gardening
Bob Madden, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
Carnegie Library of Homewood

Calling all beginner and budding gardeners: would you like to have a bounty of fresh and healthy produce at your doorstep this summer? This workshop will cover all the basic skills and methods you need to know to start digging in. Experienced urban farmer and garden educator Bob Madden will discuss layout, soil management, planting, watering, weeding, and of course, growing and harvesting some of your favorite veggies. Bob will answer your questions about gardening, and help you prepare to get growing.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00 PM
Cookbook Club
East End Food Co-op
Café Seating Area

Do you spend hours perusing the cookbook section of your library, scrolling endlessly through food-centric Pinterest boards, and collecting recipes from friends and family? You are not alone! Connect with other local food lovers as we dive into some of our favorite cookbooks. Our Co-op welcomes gourmands and novice cooks alike to join us for the inaugural meeting of our Cookbook Club. We will brainstorm how the club should work and share homemade snacks, potluck style. Bring your ideas and a dish (along with a list of its ingredients) to share!

This event is FREE, but reservations are required. Call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Weekly Produce Specials!

March 18, 2014

March 25-31

Organic Strawberries each 2/$5 reg: $4.99
Organic Bunched Carrots each 2/$3 reg: $2.99
Organic Red Delicious Apples per lb $1.29 reg: $1.99

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7516 Meade Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-242-3598

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