March 2017 Local Vendor of the Month


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


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, [...]

Citrus Glazed Salmon with Cucumber Mint Salad


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


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 [...]