In case you haven’t heard about it yet, the Doylestown Food Club is soon to be the Doylestown Food Co-Op. This great cooperative food buying club brings locally grown and produced food (see list below) to area residents. It was begun just last fall by a small, but committed group of hard-working volunteers. Check out the great article about the food club by Anne Biggs in Bucks County Woman Magazine.
Even though current membership is capped, there is a waiting list which you can get on. Much will change when the club gets its own building and re-establishes itself as a food co-operative, able to serve many more people. To that end, the food club is holding two Town Hall meetings in May for people interested in the co-op. As a member of a community-owned food market you will:
- Know where your food is coming from
- Have a say in what is sold at your market and how it’s run
- Support sustainable agriculture and local farmers
To learn more and offer your input, here’s the information about the meetings:
- Sunday, May 2nd, from 2 – 4 pm
- Thursday, May 27th, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Both meetings will be held at the Fellowship Hall of the Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 125 Mechanics Street in Doylestown. If you can’t attend either meeting, feel free to contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also sign up to their Facebook page to keep updated.
It’s a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of Doylestown’s first food co-op!
Here are the producers currently participating, offering their goods to members of the Doylestown Food Club:
- A Happy Farm: Pasture-raised chicken, turkey, duck, and eggs
- Backyard Bison: Naturally pasture-raised bison
- Blue Moon Acres: Micro greens, salad greens, vegetables
- Buckingham Valley Honey: Raw honey
- Chris’ Mushrooms: Locally and ethically wild-harvested and cultivated mushrooms.
- Crossroads Bake Shop: breads, rolls, pastries
- Doug’s Cakes LLC: Cakes, cup cakes, puffs
- Hendricks Farms and Dairy: Grass-fed raw milk cheese and meats
- Manoff Market Gardens: Orchard crops, strawberries, cherries, berries, pumpkins, flowers
- Meadow Brook Farms: Free-range, grass-finished Black Angus beef
- Neshaminy Valley Natural Foods Distributor: Organic foods and natural products, including over 300 commodities in bulk and Neshaminy Valley custom pack
- Purely Farm Organically Pastured Meats: Organically-pastured pork, grass-fed lamb and poultry
- Rick’s Eggs: Eggs as well as fresh vegetables and fruit during the growing season
- Solebury Orchards: Apples, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, apple cider, apple juice, apple sauce
- Tall Pine Farm: Vegetables, fruit
- The Coffee Scoop: Packaged fair trade organic coffee
- Traugers Farm Market: Vegetables, fruit
- Wash Tyme Soaps LLC: Handmade Glycerin Soaps from recycled vegetable oil glycerin, made in Bucks County
- White Star Growers [Maximuck’s Farm]: Hydroponic lettuce, vegetables, flowers
And more producers are being added all the time.