The Co-op offers all of the products of a full-service grocery store, but with a natural and local touch. Shop our friendly, neighborhood store for everything you need for quick week night meals, healthy lunchboxes or seasonal celebrations.
Our aisles are stacked with natural snacks, convenience meals, and family favorites. We specialize in fresh, organic and local produce, affordable bulk foods — from granolas and nuts to local honey and whole grains — and local dairy and meats. Hard to find foods for special diets, herbs and supplements, and vegetarian prepared foods have made us a Pittsburgh institution.
You’ll also find knowledgeable staff members to help you select something special on our shelves, answer your questions, or suggest a recipe. So take a look around and let us know what you think. And remember, everyone is welcome to Shop Co-op!
Special ordering is one of the original kernels of food co-operatives. Many co-ops began as buying clubs in which friends gathered together in order to garner buying power and placed case orders with natural food distributors. The East End Food Co-op’s special ordering service keeps that spirit alive. Find out more about special orders at the East End Food Co-op.
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For more information on the market departments, contact our department managers and buyers.
General Manager: Justin Pizzella
Front End Manager : eric cressley
Grocery Manager: Maura Holliday
Cafe Manager: Amber Pertz
Marketing & Member Service Manager: Heather Hackett
HR Manager: Jennifer Girty
IT Manager: Erin Myers
Financial Manager: Shawn McCullough
Produce Manager: Evan Diamond
Grocery Buyer: Ian Ryan
Bulk Food Buyer: Jim McCool
Supplement Buyer: Jackson O’Connell-Barlow
Health and Beauty Buyer: Germaine Gooden-Patterson
Perishable & Frozen Food Buyer: Fran Bertonaschi
Cheese Buyer: Caldwell Linker
Meat Buyer: Jess Santacrose
Book & Magazine Buyer: Karen Bernard
Your Co-op’s Open Letter to Eden FoodsJuly 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 email@example.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