Co-op News

Drop by Weavers Way's seasonal marketplace at The Garage in Mt. Airy for housekeeping accessories, kitchen tools, urban homesteading supplies, great gifts and tons of DIY inspiration for sustainable living.

We're opening our third store in Ambler! Check this page for updates and news, and come to a Member Forum Dec. 21 to ask questions.

Does supporting your local economy appeal to you? What about supporting your own food co-op with a member loan? How much more local can you get than that? As part of financing our expansion to Ambler, we're reaching out to our members for loans in support of site preparation and construction. Loans from members will constitute an essential piece of the overall funding of the project.

In the not-so-distant past, most U.S.-made cheese came from factories in the Midwest. Now Southeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding area has exploded, with a plethora of creameries coming into existence in just the last 10 years, and you can find almost any style of cheese being made within 100 miles of here. One of the newcomers is Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse Creamery.

Hear from experts, learn about community issues, hone specialized skills and more — or give workshop yourself! Topics can be as varied and far-reaching as the interests of our members.

With agriculture dominated by mega-producers, it’s reassuring to find a favorite product packaged and distributed by a local family business. One example: Fruitwood Orchards in South Jersey, which provides honey, both bottled and bulk, to Weavers Way.

This year's Harvest on Henry featured our largest turnout yet, with more than 1,200 people counted at the main entrance. The music was great, the weather was perfect, and the food was better than ever with Weavers Way running the grills.

Breaking into the booming specialty food area isn’t easy, and it takes much more than having something good to eat. “First, we came up with a great name,” said Kristen McManus, one of the co-founders of Brine Street Picklery. “And we knew with the red color on our labels inspired by our Thai chilis, combined with the hand-done type of our name, our product would really stand out.”

About a dozen years ago, Mauricio Mendez’s grandmother began making guacamole and selling it at farmers markets in South Florida. Mauricio helped out, learned his grandmother’s recipe, and developed his own mango salsa and pico de gallo. After Di Bruno’s became the first large specialty store in the Philadelphia area to stock Anita’s, other stores took note. One of those was Weavers Way Co-op.

Put $400 in equity, get $100 back to spend at the Co-op. Is that a great deal or what? Introducing the Together We Grow equity campaign. As a member of Weavers Way, you own it! So why not grow it?

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