To the friends, members and customers of the Doylestown Food Co-op and Market,
August 31 marked the last day of business for our store. It also marked six years in that space. While it is empty now, it is full of wonderful memories of the good we have accomplished over the years.
From the original build-out by forty volunteers, to the four plus years running as a Co-op, and the last 18 months running as a privately held market, there was always great community support and involvement. There was also commitment to the mission of supporting local farmers and providing access to clean, nutritious food.
We want to thank you all for your support. We urge you to keep shopping local and support local farms. And keep eating healthy too!
To help you with all that, here are ways you can continue to support local farmers and purchase clean, nutritious food.
Two local businesses that share aspects of the Market’s mission have made offers for our customers.
Poppy’s Green Grocer in New Hope is similar to the Doylestown Food Market. It is a brick and mortar grocery store that "strives to up-end the grocery world by mutually empowering farmers, food makers, and consumers to build a food system on their own terms”. Poppy’s is offering Doylestown Food Market customers 15% off their first visit. Just mention this offer when you go to check out Poppy’s. We think you will like it!
Bodhi Market is a Bucks County based, owned, and staffed online farmers market delivery service. They offer organic produce, artisan small batch grocery, and ethically raised meats delivered to your doorstep year round. The service requires a weekly or bi-weekly subscription (though you can skip orders or cancel at anytime at no fee). Members can choose from multiple box types to fit their needs. New menu's with the best of the season are released weekly and all orders are fully customizable. If you are interested in trying Bodhi Market go to www.bodhiboxmarket.com
and use code DTOWNMARKET at signup for $25 of your first Bodhi Box.In addition, two other stores focus on natural food and source locally.
Kimberton Whole Foods is located in Harrow, at the intersection of 611 and 412. "Kimberton Whole Foods sells truly local products from farms we know and trust, with whom we’ve developed relationships over the past 30 years. For a number of our local vendors, we are their primary retailer.” They focus on organic and fair trade food.
Organnons Natural Market is located in Wrightstown. They focus primarily on organic food. In the spring of 2020, they plan to open a second location on Business Route 202, across from Delaware Valley University.
Of course, in season, there are also local farmers’ markets throughout Bucks County, where you can meet the farmers personally when you shop. We especially urge you to support the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance. BCFA is a non-profit that directly supports local farms through education, including farm tours. They run the farmers markets in Doylestown and Wrightstown. These are two excellent markets. Check them out. You won’t regret it.
Finally, wherever you shop, ask them to source from local farms and local food producers. Spread the word!
Debbie, Paul and John