Cooperator of the Month: Betsy Wallace

Joined Weavers Way: 2009, with her husband, Ken Weiner.

Lives in: Wyndmoor. She grew up in Springfield Township, but moved to Rhode Island for college and settled there. They returned to the area in 2000.

Former job: Attorney; finished her career as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

Why they’re members: “The thing I appreciate most about the Co-op is that you know you’re getting quality food. . . . That became more important to me after I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010. I try to keep myself to organic foods as much as I can.”

Main Co-op job: She’s been working with Outreach Coordinator Bettina de Caumette on a Weavers Way version of the Time4Time Community Exchange, a timebank serving Northwest Philadelphia. She and Bettina also combined efforts to organize two local Repair Cafes.

Favorite Co-op products: Pequea Valley plain yogurt, Martin’s sausage. (They do most of their shopping here.)

Call for volunteers: She’s looking to form a committee to organize the Weavers Way timebank; it would meet monthly. Interested? Contact Bettina at or 215-843-2350, ext. 118.