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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!

October 15, 2014

Produce Specials October 15-21

 

Organic Russet Potato 5# Bag $3.49 reg: $5.99 ea
Organic Honey Crisp Apple $2.99 reg: $4.99 lb Washington Grown
Organic Red Delicious Apple $1.49 reg: $2.99 lb Washington Grown
Organic Star Krimson Pear $1.99 reg: $2.99 lb Washington Grown
Organic Gold Pineapples $2.99 reg: $3.99 ea Product of Costa Rica
Local Organic Green Kale $1.99 reg: $3.49 ea Clarion River Organics and Wilmington Garden Farms, PA
Local Organic Yam $1.99 reg: $2.49 lb Clarion River Organics, PA
Organic Yam, Stokes Purple $1.99 reg: $2.99 lb California Grown
Seasonal Selection
Local Corn Stalks $3.99 ea Maxim Berry Farm, PA
Local Fairytale Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Cinderella Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local White Flat Boer Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Red October Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Knucklehead Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local White Valenciano Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Porcelean Doll Pumpkin $6.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Straw Bales $9.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown
Local Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins $5.99 ea Pennsylvania Grown

Upcoming Co-op Events!

October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 PM
DIY Backyard Composting
Travis Leivo, Shadyside Worms
Gemini Theater

Backyard composting is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to keep those kitchen scraps from piling up in your garbage can—don’t let your small yard (or lack thereof) keep you from trying it out! Composting professional Travis Leivo will discuss different methods that can be used in a variety of urban settings, from backyards to porches. A basic understanding of soil science and the stages of decomposition, as well as some easy troubleshooting skills will arm you with everything you need to get started.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 PM
Yoga for Coping and Healing
Melissa Havran, Yoga 17
Carnegie Library – Homewood

As a certified Yoga instructor and a busy mom, Melissa is all too familiar with the stress and challenges of family, work, and life. Yoga can be an empowering method of dealing with these daily pressures. Join Melissa as she takes you through a series of yoga postures and breathing exercises guaranteed to calm both the mind and body, making you more aware of the world around you and feeling energized to take on life’s challenges. Be sure to bring your yoga mat! Namaste.

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

Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 PM
Vermicomposting
Nancy Martin, Pennsylvania Resources Council
Gemini Theater

Whether you’re completely new to composting or are looking to take your current routine up a notch, consider vermicomposting! Worms produce castings that are great for your soil and, if sheltered from the cold, they can stay in production all year round. Environmental educator Nancy Martin will provide everything you need to get started—including the worms! You will leave this event with a complete, ready-to-use vermiculture system, and the necessary knowledge to house, feed, and care for your own worms.

The cost of this event is $50 per person and $55 for couples; to register call Nancy Martin at 412-488-7490 ext. 247 or register online at: http://www.zerowastepgh.org/ZW-PRC-byvc.html#worms. Online registrations must be received by October 30th.

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 PM
Essential Juices and Smoothies
Jenni Hulburt, Health and Fitness Coach
Gemini Theater

Essential oils are more than just pretty scents. As nature’s potent plant extracts, essential oils boast therapeutic benefits well beyond aromatherapy. Join health and fitness coach Jenni Hulburt to learn how to use real food ingredients and food-grade essential oils to make healthy juices and smoothies, and get tips on incorporating them into your daily life. With a focus on holistic approaches to fitness and nutrition, Jenni will discuss how introducing essential oils into your diet can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

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

Monday, November 17, 7 PM
Holiday Meal Planning—For Everyone!
Emily Levenson, Holistic Health Coach
EEFC Café Seating Area

Are you hosting family and friends for a holiday meal this year? Even if you’re just supplying a side dish for a potluck dinner, accommodating special diets and food allergies can be difficult. Avoid the stress this season by learning how to plan a large meal around different dietary concerns. Holistic health coach Emily Levenson will advise you on planning for guests that are avoiding gluten, dairy, or sugar, and will also provide easy tips for including vegetarian and vegan guests in your feasting festivities.

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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