Doylestown prepares for new food offering
August 6, 2013 by James
Across the country, people are looking for ways to enjoy food grown and produced locally. In Doylestown, residents will have a new opportunity for enjoying local food all year round, starting in November.
The Doylestown Food Co-op will begin leasing a retail location at 29 West State Street in September. It will take over the location currently held by another natural and organic food store, Eden Organics, which will be moving a few doors down the street.
The new co-op will offer locally-produced foods and other products to shoppers. So far, the store has partnered with 45 area producers. Along with locally-grown produce, dairy and meat the co-op will offer bulk beans and grains, which will be from more far-flung areas.
The soon-to-open co-op is the result of dedication and hard work from a team of members over the past few years. Co-ops are jointly owned ventures. The Doylestown one has 250 members, each of whom will receive benefits once the store opens its doors, such as the ability to pre-order items. To encourage more people to join, the co-op can make use of printing services listing the various benefits of ownership.
Joining the Co-op means being able to participate in a number of events, too. Two events are happening this month, the first of which is a book club meeting on August 13 at the Doylestown Book Shop. The book is ‘The Feast Nearby’. The second event is a Farm-to-Table dinner at Honey Hollow Farm, which takes place on August 24. Tickets to the dinner are $70 for co-op members and $75 for non-members.