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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!

Telephone and fax numbers:

Store: Phone:  412-242-3598     Fax: 412-242-7723

Administration: 412-242-3598  Ext. 119

Cafe: 412-242-7726

Credit  Union: 412-243-7574

Email

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

Weekly Produce Specials!

July 30, 2014

Produce Specials July 30 – August 5

Organic Local Cucumbers per pound reg: $2.49 $1.69
Local Local Heirloom Tomatoes per pound reg: $4.99 $3.99
Organic Green and Red Seedless Grapes per pound reg: $3.99 $2.99
Organic Red Plums and Pluots per pound reg: $2.49 $1.99
Organic Champagne Grapes each $3.99 seasonal selection
Organic Gold Kiwis each 3/$5 seasonal selection
Organic Peacotum per pound $2.49 seasonal selection
Organic Bartlett Pears per pound $2.29 seasonal selection
Organic Pineapple each $3.99 seasonal selection

Upcoming Co-op Events!

July 27, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
The Science Behind Raw Foods and Juicing
Janet McKee, SanaView & Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
Gemini Children’s Theater

Raw food is a way of life used to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. In this presentation, Janet will describe the history of raw foods in the United States and review what scientific research is saying about why raw foods provide such a powerful solution for good health and vitality. You will hear stories of others who have resolved serious health challenges after incorporating a plant-based, high-raw diet and fresh juicing. You will also witness some raw food preparation techniques and taste samples. Although this event is free, a suggested $10 donation will be accepted by PASA.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 PM
GMO OMG Film Screening
Sara Heald, GMO FREE PA
Carnegie Library – Homewood

How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? Is it possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These questions take film director Jeremy Seifert on a journey from his family’s table in California to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and ultimately to the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insights into a question of growing concern to citizens around the world: what’s on your plate? After the film, GMO FREE PA will be on hand to discuss the film and answer your questions.

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

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 PM
Homemade Green Cleaning Products
Rachel Breit, Naturally Clean
Gemini Children’s Theater

Learn how to make your home sparkle with eco-friendly solutions! Green cleaning products are easily made at home with common ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, and most of all water. There are many reasons to try these child and pet friendly products – improved air quality, reduced amounts of toxic chemicals in our waterways, and hundreds of dollars saved on store-bought products! Naturally Clean professional, Rachel Breit, will demonstrate how to make all-purpose cleaner, stain remover, bathroom cleaner, and air freshener, and attendees will take home recipes and a sample!

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

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 PM
It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan!
Rebecca Gilbert, Yummy Plants & Vegan Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library – Homewood

Vegan Pittsburgh presents Rebecca Gilbert, founder of Yummy Plants vegan lifestyle website and author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan! YUMMY PLANTS 101, a step-by-step plan to help you start eating vegan today. In this presentation, Rebecca suggests vegan protein sources, easy egg and dairy substitutions, how to stock a vegan pantry, and how to stay vegan in social situations. ​ She’ll demo and sample her recipe for “No Chicken Salad” and share tips on how to turn traditional recipes into vegan delights. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy her book.

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

Your Co-op’s Open Letter to Eden Foods

July 16, 2014

In recent weeks we have heard from a number of members and customers in regards to Eden Foods relationship to the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. We really do love to hear from our customers and members and feel that this type of dialogue is healthy and beneficial for our Co-op. Although we very much respect everyone’s stance on this matter, the Co-op serves a diverse community of customers, both member and non-member. What we have found is that our focus is on healthy foods and we can’t often let that pursuit be thwarted by politics that our members have divided stances on. We try to support fair trade, organics, cooperatively-produced products, and local providers, but all in all our biggest goal remains healthy foods.

We feel that our primary responsibility to our members is to select products based on our product policies (find them here). Related to this, Eden’s offerings are amongst the most pure products available at the Co-op. Eden has been an industry leader in organics and maintaining standards in the face of corporate attacks. They have fought openly within the industry & to outside interests to maintain organic standards, as numerous attempts to water them down have been attempted. They also almost single handedly brought BPA-free lining into cans to the US market.

Although we do not have any plans to discontinue carrying this product, we do still realize that we are representatives of our membership. It is for this reason that we have written an Open Letter to Eden Foods (see below) and we will be forwarding any comments we receive on this topic directly to Eden Foods, so they may understand the potential impact their decisions may have on the future livelihood of their company.We also encourage anyone interested to share their thoughts directly with Eden Foods by emailing info@edenfoods.com, or writing to the address on our Open Letter to Eden Foods.

In closing, we always encourage consumers (customers or otherwise) to realize the power they have in how they spend their money. Your dollar is like a vote and you’re always able to use that vote to support or boycott products. We are sure that if you boycott this company, you will still find plenty on our shelves worth ‘voting’ for.

Click on the link to read the Co-op’s Open Letter to Eden Foods

 

 

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