UPDATE ON THE CO-OP - NOW IN 29 WEST STATE STREET
We've got our key and we're in our space! Read more.
AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER TO VISIT DOYLESTOWN
We think this is important enough to put in TWICE, because that's how many times Amy Kalafa will be here.
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OUR FEATURED PRODUCER
TRAUGERS FARM in Kintnersville, PA by Maureen Harding
Located on a beautiful 60-acre patch along the Delaware River, Trauger's Farm Market in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania is a perfect place not only to get amazing, fresh produce but also to take in the scenery and to enjoy the land which nourishes our food. The farm is enormous and hopping with vibrant energy and bustling people hard at work. Island Road, which follows the farmland and leads up to the market, is a narrow, bumpy ride - exactly what you would expect from a farm. At first, you may not think you're in the right place, but then you see the horses and the farmhouse, and eventually the red wood of the Market. Read more here.
FARM TO TABLE DINNER WAS A SUCCESS!
by Sandi Seestedt
I would like to begin by saying, "Let us give thanks," for the Farm to Table dinner given on August 24th, at the Honey Hollow Farm in Solebury, PA. It was fabulous.
The lovely evening and cooperative weather certainly contributed to the beauty and excitement for all who attended.
My first "Thank you" goes to chef Michael Kanter who prepared all the delightfully delectable and quite beautifully presented dishes. Each dish offered every one of us a tasty, organic sampling of what is available to those who eat from the farm to the table.
Jazz with Friends, the very talented and appreciated musicians who performed for us, also must receive a big "Thank you." Each musician is so talented and gave the evening a magical spark.
I would also like to say "Thank you" to everyone associated with the Doylestown Food Co-op who volunteered to be servers, and the chauffeurs who transported us from our cars to the dining area.
Everyone with whom I attended genuinely enjoyed the scrumptious, farm-fresh food and foot-stomping music. If this was the first of these dinners, I can hardly wait for the second and third one; I surely will be there.
The Co-o is actively soliciting feedback from attendees!
Please send your answer to these four questions to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. What worked well?
2. What could have been improved?
2A. What specific suggestions do you have to help us improve?
3. How did you find out about the event?
THE CO-OP IS HIRING
As we move toward our Phase One store, we are looking for a part time General Manager!
If you have grocery experience, want to work part-time (20 - 30 hours per week with opportunity to become full time), and love the idea of a member-owned grocery with great local food, this could be your best job ever. We're looking for someone with:
- 5 or more years experience in grocery management,
- SafeServe certification,
- ability to sort and move objects and goods weighing up to 50 pounds,
- some knowledge of POS and/or online ordering systems.
Main responsibilities include: inventory control and merchandising; day to day operations of the store; customer service; budgeting and reporting; supervision of small paid and volunteer staff; representing the co-op in the community and working with the Board and other co-op committees to make the co-op a success. The full job description can be found here.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in applying for this position, please submit resume with cover letter to: email@example.com or send to 18 Lenape Lane, Doylestown PA 18901
On Tuesday, August 13, about a dozen members of the local community -- some Food Co-Op members, some not -- met at the Doylestown Bookshop to discuss “The Feast Nearby” by Robin Mather (c 2011). Robin was a career food journalist. Laid off by the Chicago Tribune and about to divorce, she decided to make a radical life style change. She returned to her native rural Michigan and chronicled a year-long project, season by season, about preparing home-cooked, local meals, on a budget of $40.00 a week. In addition to essays, the book includes a large number of seasonal, economical, do-able recipes. By raising chickens, visiting local farm markets, and canning, de-hydrating and freezing, she did more than survive the year.....she enjoyed the journey.
Read some of the key discussion points here.
DID YOU KNOW??
'Tis the season for watermelons! Here are a few exciting facts from the National Watermelon Promotion Board:
- The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.
- Watermelon is 92% water.
- Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
- By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1776 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.
- According to Guinness World Records, the world's heaviest watermelon was grown by Lloyd Bright of Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 2005, weighing in at 268.8 lbs (121.93 kg). Lloyd grew and weighed in for the Annual Hope, Arkansas Big Watermelon Contest on September 3, 2005.
- The United States currently ranks 5th in worldwide production of watermelon. Forty-four states grow watermelons with Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and Arizona consistently leading the country in production.
SHOW YOUR CO-OP PRIDE
As we gear up for the opening of our Co-op, it's time to show your friends and neighbors where YOU plan to buy your groceries!
Shop our Zazzle Store today and show your support of the Doylestown Food Co-op!
To visit our store, click the link below. Be sure to select "view all products" to see all of the variations of the items we are offering.