Co-op News

In this issue, we’ve got the dirt on the reopening of Henry Got Crops Farm Market this month. Contributor Alma Hypolite offers a plan for switching from processed to whole foods, and you’ll get a peek into Hilltop Books, the used bookstore now open in Chestnut Hill. Plus, school yourself on the working definitions and visual models of diversity, equity and inclusion, courtesy of our Racial DEI Committee.

Learn more about our new "container refund program" and other reusable containers at Weavers Way!

Weavers Way stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and is committed to taking additional steps to make our Co-op welcoming, inclusive, and equitable. Read our full statement here.

In this issue, we feature profiles of this year's Board candidates, along with the details about our new returnable soup container program. You're also invited to participate in a discussion about a funeral co-op and can get the latest gardening and nature updates from our columnists. And don't miss the set of profiles on three powerful women in history from our Racial DEI Committee. Read on!

We've been named Retailer of the Year by WholeFoods Magazine, a national trade magazine that’s been around since 1977! The article accompanying this recognition gives a deep dive into our work and history, in addition to our current efforts to serve our communities, address racial inequities, and proactively improve our buying and employment practices. Read all about it!

We are greatly saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Dale Kinley, longtime meat and seafood manager at Weavers Way Mt. Airy. She died on May 7 at her home; she was 68.

Turnout for the 2020 Weavers Way Board Election was the biggest on record! Many thanks to all who voted, and extra special thanks to all of the candidates who ran. We can't do this without you!

Yes, it's true: We love our staff. And over the past few weeks, we've received many similar sentiments from you all. So, we asked our members to send us clips thanking our superhero staff. The results were incredible — watch the video here!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wanted to deliver a very personal message of hope to residents of the city and region. He chose to write an open letter to all Philadelphians, which his office asked us to share. 

We invited a new customer to shop our Co-op, and a filmmaker documented her experience. Clips from her Weavers Way shopping adventure are now showing on cable TV, but you can also check them out here!

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