Cooperator of the Month: Shelagh Byrne

Joined Weavers Way: 2008 or 2009

Lives in: West Mt. Airy, close to the Co-op, with her wife, Linda Johnson, a freelance photographer and web designer.

Current job: She’s an editor at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Why she joined: “It was the local grocery, and I like the idea of locally sourced foods and a community endeavor. I wanted to be a part of that.”

Co-op job history: She’s worked in the deli and in Mt. Airy Prepared Foods, but she mostly does truck unloading. “I know it pretty well…Since I kind of know [what I’m doing], they don’t have to waste time telling me what to do.” She does all of the household hours.

Why she’s a working member: “I want to be a part of this cooperative, and do as much as I can to help…I like to be able to give back.”

Favorite Co-op products: She likes all the meats, especially the grass-fed beef, and Merrymead dairy products. She estimates they do 95 percent of their shopping here.

A little Co-op love: “I really feel like the Co-op is as close as we can come nowadays to the local produce and butcher shops our grandparents used to have available. I like the convenience of popping down after work to see what local fare looks good and fresh for dinner. “

— Karen Plourde