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Food For Thought Documentaries

2017-04-06T12:11:25+00:00

This comes from one our members and their thought of conscience and awareness about the foods we eat. Many food items that are produced in the United States are full of additives and chemicals. Unfortunately, Americans are eating lab-created and nutrient-stripped food that somehow got twisted around into being called healthy or normal. Because the food industry is a big [...]

March 2017 Local Vendor of the Month

2017-03-02T13:53:49+00:00

GrownUp Treats are small batch cookies hand-crafted right here in Swarthmore from micro roasted & ethically sourced coffee beans, organic flours & sugars, and ethically sourced & organic vanilla. GrownUp Treats is owned and operated by Danielle Callahan, Chester, PA, who started the company “...due to requests for cookies I baked and a flurry of [...]

Swarthmore CO-OP Position on Liquor Referendum

2017-02-06T15:53:01+00:00

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

2017-01-11T16:33:09+00:00

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

2016-12-22T13:14:51+00:00

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 [...]

Citrus Glazed Salmon with Cucumber Mint Salad

2016-11-03T10:09:21+00:00

Enjoy this quick, healthy meal in 20 minutes. Ingredients (serves 4): 4 6 0z. Salmon fillets, skin removed Salt & Pepper Olive Oil 2/3 C Fresh orange juice 6 Tb. Brown sugar 2 tsp. Mustard powder 1/4 C Rice vinegar 1/2 ea Cucumber, cut into matchstick-size strips 8 ea Boston lettuce leaves, thinly sliced 8 [...]

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

2016-09-29T11:53:04+00:00

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

2016-09-08T15:20:27+00:00

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

2016-11-20T20:03:43+00:00

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, [...]