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Swarthmore CO-OP Position on Liquor Referendum

CO-OP Member/Owners & Shoppers: As most of you know by now, there is an effort underway in town to gather signatures in February and March to place a referendum on the May 16th ballot allowing the sale of liquor in Swarthmore. The Board of Directors of the Swarthmore CO-OP understands that this is not a [...]

Board of Directors vacancies

The Swarthmore CO-OP is looking for individuals to fill four upcoming Board of Director vacancies, beginning April 2017. Terms run for three consecutive years. The CO-OP believes in the importance of providing local and sustainable food, while seeking to fill all aspects of a community grocery store. We are searching for four like-minded people, who [...]

Mike Litka to be the next General Manager of the Swarthmore CO-OP

Dear Members, Shoppers, and Friends of the CO-OP, The Board of Directors is excited to announce that we have hired Mike Litka to be the next General Manager of the CO-OP, effective January 9, 2017. Mike, who lives in Jenkintown, has 30 years of experience in the grocery and retail industries. He has a B.S. in [...]

Introducing Ross and Danielle Scofield, our new CO-OP Guest Chefs

You may have noticed some new faces in our Prepared Foods and Catering departments at the CO-OP. With some recent personnel transitions, Ross and Danielle Scofield are the CO-OP's guest chefs over the holidays. These two experienced chefs are the owners of Farmacy, the popular brunch restaurant in West Philadelphia. Both have been trained [...]

Holiday Menu Now Available

Celebrate Your Holiday Table!No matter how you celebrate, the Swarthmore CO-OP has everything to make your holiday meal a delicious success. Whether you are looking for fresh local meats and seafood, other entrees, sides, or desserts, our catering department can help. And, ordering is easy. Just download our holiday menu, fill out your order form, [...]

Local Vendor of the Month Oct. 2016 – Burlap and Bean

Burlap and Bean is an independent cafe, roastery, and music venue located in Newtown Square, PA and soon will be opening up a roast house in Media, PA. All of their coffee is roasted on the premises using only Certified Organic and Fair Trade beans. They feature locally crafted food, rotating art monthly, and fantastic concerts in [...]

Produce Reset

Greetings Friends and Patrons! The Produce Team would like to share some great changes and improvements coming to our aisles. Some have already been made, and others will be ready to roll on September 10th.  Here is a look at a few of the key changes that we hope will enhance your shopping experience at the Co-op: We have intensified [...]

New Product Spotlight – Runamok Maple Syrup

Runamok Maple is located in northern Vermont, along the western slopes of Mount Mansfield. Spanning 1,100 acres in Cambridge and 250 acres in Fairfield, the crew taps 81,000 trees to bring you one of Mother Nature's most exquisite pleasures: pure maple syrup. The CO-OP will be carrying the following varieties: Sugarmaker's Cut, Cinnamon & Vanilla infused, [...]