Doylestown prepares for new food offering

August 6, 2013 by  

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.