|HELP US SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!
The Doylestown Food Co-op invites you to join our ONE DRIVE: one campaign; one contribution; one mission:
IT'S GROWING SEASON! And to continue bringing our community the bounty of local produce from farmers this summer, and for countless future summers, we are asking for your support!
to help keep our unique, convenient, local-farm-soucring and supportive grovery store in Doylestown for generations to come! LOTS OF SMALL contributions add up to big success for everyone!
WANT TO KNOW more of how your contributions help?
|FEATURED RECIPE - WALNUT CHEDDAR VEGGIE BURGER!
Here is another perfect summer recipe!
All of the ingredients can be be found at the Co-op. This recipe is perfect for that August afternoon with friends or family.
Read the full recipe here!
|CO-OP RECEIVES LOCAL PARTNERSHIP AWARD
by Alexandra Dashkiwsky,
Communications Coordinator for Heritage Conservancy
The Heritage Conservancy recently awarded the Co-op a Heritage Partnership Award for Community Leadership/Grassroots Partnership.
Because of the Doylestown Food Co-op's commitment to a healthy community and a healthy environment, it was given this award.
Read more here!
|MEET YOUR LOCAL FARMER AT THE STORE
Roots to River
Article by Maureen Harding
Our featured producer for August, Roots to River Farm, will be at the Doylestown Food Co-op on Thursday, August 7 from 4:30 - 6:30.
Roots to River Farm is a small transitional organic farm from Solebury Township. They specialize in year-round production and run their own successful CSA program.
Read more about this local farm here!
Food for Thought Book Club
"Diet for a Hot Planet"
Interested in Global Warming
and Climate Change?
Part of the solution may be at the end of your fork.
Join us for a fun discussion of great topics
on Tuesday August 12th.
Read more about the Book and the Event HERE!
Farm to Table Dinner!
Interested in an evening of fun and delicious local food?
Our second annual Farm to Table Tapas dinner is in the works at the gorgeous Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow in New Hope. Join us on September 6 as we enjoy a wonderful, locally sourced, tapas dinner in a beautiful venue listening to the great sounds of Lori Rosolowsky and Jazz With Friends.
Also, Silent Auction items are needed for the second annual Doylestown Food Co-op Farm to Table Dinner. The Co-op is looking for gift certificates , art work, jewelry, and other gift items . Please contact Nancy Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and items to offer.
Check out the excitement here!
TRIP TO BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Does visiting the oldest botanical garden in North America sound exciting to you? Well, you're in luck!
The 3-hour trip includes a boat trip with Patriot Harbor Lines leaving from Walnut Street Dock to Bartram's Garden, where you can explore the gardens and then have a guided tour of the original 1728 Bartram Home. Feel free to bring a picnic.
Maximum group size is 20 people, so act fast!
Read more about this great event here!
|WHY SHOP AT THE CO-OP?
Let (Local) Food Be Thy Medicine
by Kira Kraiman
Hippocrates said “Let Food be Thy Medicine and Medicine be Thy Food”. He was definitely on to something, as were our mothers and grandmothers, who said things like “eat your veggies, dear” and “no dessert unless you finish all your dinner”. We are a nation in a health crisis, obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease are all on the rise...
But what if, by eating better quality food, we could turn some of these statistics around (and make our Moms and Hippocrates happy in the process). What if we could find this food right in our back yards, or at least nearby? Locally grown, picked fresh food, that helps provide for good health.
Continue reading here!
|CO-OP EVENT REVIEWS
by Joe Wallace
Food For Thought Bookclub - Partnership With New Hope
Solebury School District
On July 8th the Co-op hosted its first inter-generational book club! We discussed the book "Seedfolks", the power of community, and gardening. Read more about the book and the event here!
Farm Fresh Film Series
And Live-Panel Q&A
Can small, grass-based farmers feed America?
On July 17th the County Theater hosted another installment of the Farm Fresh Film Series. The film, "American Meat" focused on the unsustainable state of meat production in America, as well as the growing revolution in small grass-fed farms.
After the film, 5 local farmers and producers engaged in a live-panel discussion with the movie audience. The audience had a chance to talk with real local meat producers that have embraced the grass-fed revolution. Conversation covered the USDA, struggles for small farmers, and hope for how consumers can change the future. Read more here!
At Siren Records
On Friday July 18th Siren Records and the Co-op brought together amazing local musicians as well as natural and local food for a summer BBQ.
The community was out in full force, the grill was churning away, music floated through the air, and there was excitement for everything LOCAL. Read more about the event Here!
|DID YOU KNOW?
BBQ SEASON : FOOD SAFETY TIPS!
Written by Dr. Karina Martino
With summer already here, we are all more than ready to “grill” anything in our backyard!
Basic Food Safety tips are:
- CLEAN: wash hands and surfaces often
- SEPARATE: separate raw meats from other foods
- COOK: cook to the right temperature
- CHILL: refrigerate foods promptly
Can You Guess What Else is Essential???
Continue Reading Here!
Enjoy the season and have a great summer!
Have food related questions? Ask Dr. Martino at www.drkmartino.com