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It's Spring General Membership Meeting Time

Co-op owners! Do some business and have a good time in the process at the 2014 Spring General Membership Meeting, Sunday, May 18, at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse.

GREEN CITY FEST

What better way to top off Earth Day than a night out with Weavers Way?

On Tuesday, April 22, the Co-op and a half dozen of our partners will host GREEN CITY FEST at Earth Bread + Brewery in Mt. Airy.

Answer the Kale! Come to Veganfest!

Established vegans and newbies, curious omnivores and adventurous flexitarians from all over are invited to check out the sights, sounds and, of course, FLAVORS of Weavers Way VEGANFEST 2014, Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at Carpenter Lane and Greene Street, outside and around Weavers Way Mt. Airy.

Spring Giving!

Dear Friend,

I’d like to invite you to witness the impact you have had on some extraordinary children through your support for Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP) make possible. The following scene is typical of any afternoon at Garden Club, though the fact that it is typical is one of the things making it so astonishing.

Local Mondays at the Co-op

Check out our weekly “Local Monday” afternoon showcase of the locally made bounty of our area. Taste samples, meet vendors and save on great products that are made within 150 miles of Philadelphia! Check here for a running schedule of who/what/when. We’ll post on Facebook as well.

House Credit Accounts & No Receipt Option Now Available to Members

No wallet? No problem! 

An EasyPay Account is a prepaid account credit. It acts like a gift card — but there’s no card, and you can add money to your account over and over again. The balance is attached to your member account. You can load your account and check out your items at the same time! Just show a picture ID or your membership card at the register. 

Sign up at the register! It’s that ea$y!

And.....Save a tree, why dontchya?

Would You Like a Receipt?

I Scream, You Scream, Weavers Way Now Sells Bug Bars!

HR Manager Jon Roesser does his best Craig Laban impersonation, butcher Rick plays resident food anthropologist and WWCH staffer Lara is just kind of apologetic over new cricket flour energy bars the Co-op now carries...Bon Appetit!

Weavers Way Launches 'New Economy' Study Group

Join Weavers Way Board member Chris Hill and longtime member and homelessness activiist Herb Levine in launching a new program dedicated to the study and promotion of co-operative economies. “The New Economy Project" kicks off Thursday, March 20, with a showing of “The Next American Revolution,” a 47-minute film lecture featuring Gar Alperovitz, noted historian, political economist and activist.  The screening, open to the public, will be at the Cliveden Carriage House, 6401 Germantown Ave., at 7 p.m. 

What Do I Do With This? Plantains

Is it a fruit or a vegetable? Let's slice it down the middle and go with frechtable (This is actual taxonomic terminology here. We don't make stuff like this up.)  Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, and frankly we Philadelphians should really give this fretchtable some justice. Plantains are treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavour and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. Weavers Way Mt. Airy Produce Manager Jean MacKenzie has curated three delicious recipes for this confounding banana-vegetable.

Don't Miss the April Shuttle . . .

. . . because what's on Page 1 might surprise you — or at least make you laugh. No fooling!

And inside, read all about the candidates for the Weavers Way Board — the polls are open starting April 1 — and learn everything you need to know about how and when to vote. It's YOUR Co-op!

Are You Eating with Body in Mind?

Join us for an informative and fun kitchen workshop series hosted by Weavers Way at the Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse kitchen and led by WW member April Pedrick!

Next in the series is Fats! on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. It's something you ought to know more about. To RSVP or for more info: outreach@weaversway.coop

Next Door's Door is Officially Open!

Weavers Way Next Door's November 8th grand opening was a blast! Check out the Facebook album of the event. Guests enjoyed demos, met local vendors and the wonderful WWND staff and noshed and nibbled in our beautiful new store at 8426 Germantown Ave, right “Next Door” to our Chestnut Hill grocery store.

Glenn Bergman Testifies in Favor of Land Bank

General Manager Glenn Bergman testified Oct. 28 before City Council’s public Property and Public Works Committee in favor of establishing a Land Bank to streamline the disposition of vacant properties in the city.

And the Winner of the Aha! Local Food Moment is....

Conratulations to Carrie Ogorek, who is the winner of our Aha! Local Moment quote contest, where we asked you to tell us our localovre awakening moment in 40 words or less...

We've aptly named Carrie's ode Smitten by a Snow Pea.  

 

Tall green plants. Delicate white blossoms. A slender green phalanx concealing glistening green orbs. Their firm crunch was met with a shock of sweet liquor. Sliding down the gutters of my mouth. Smitten ... by a snow pea.

A Bold Woman

Weavers Way Chestnut Hill deli manager Shawn O'Connell boldly attended this summer's "Bug Crawl — Food and Drink Pairings for the 21st Century." Shawn chomped down a few grilled hissing cockroaches at Morris Arboretum and lived to tell about it. Read her story, or watch the video!

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