At Weavers Way, we define “local” as products produced within about 150 miles of Philadelphia. We work with 255 local vendors; many are producers making the everyday items you find in the store like hummus, bread and soap. These items are locally produced but often the primary ingredients are not local. Other vendors are farms that grow the primary ingredient locally (like produce, meat or dairy), and many of whom turn it into delicious jams, cheese and yogurt.

Local Purchasing Coordinator Stephanie Kane works with our suppliers to bring in new products to the stores. Part of Weavers Way’s mission is to have a positive impact on the local economy and we work to fill the stores with fresh items made close to home all year long. Supporting small businesses in our area is a cooperative value that we take seriously. If you have any questions about out local sourcing philosophy, vendors or products, please email skane@weaversway.coop.

Become a Vendor

Visit our Become a Vendor Page to fill out an application.

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.

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.

Merrymead Farm provides milk, cream, buttermilk, even chocolate milk to Weavers Way. But to get their ice cream, you'll have to go to the farm store near Lansdale.

Tyler Case and his fellow "myco-geeks" know a lot about mushrooms, and they're eager to share their knowledge — and the delicious funguses they grow.

Among the unique staples of our Mount Airy store is the Kombucha Kegerator, a tap upstairs in the Bulk Department where shoppers can fill their bottles with an ever-rotating selection of the finest fermented flavors Philadelphia has to offer. Our draft kombucha comes courtesy of Inspired Brews and Food and Ferments, two small businesses dedicated to perfecting the art of fermentation.

Here at Weavers Way, we are truly lucky to be within two hours of some of the most fertile farmland in the country  — which gives us access to some great local creameries, and the fabulous cheeses they produce.


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