Come Grow with Us. . .

Now over 1050 members!

Bringing a New Grocery Store to Bethlehem

at 250 E. Broad St.


On March 12 we announced our new location
at 250 E. Broad St.

Watch our virtual presentation


JULY 12: Congressman Susan Wild announces $2.9 million grant
to the City of Bethlehem, on the co-op’s behalf.


The Bethlehem Food Co-Op is a group of neighbors working to open a community-owned, full-service grocery store in the north downtown area of Bethlehem. Our store will be open year-round to all shoppers, and will feature reasonably-priced, healthy, nutritious, locally-sourced products. Even now, we are also working to give back to our community – and support it – through educational, environmental, and social justice initiatives.


Join Us

If this is a good time for you to
consider membership, we would love
to have you join us! Check out our membership options, including an organizational membership, low monthly installment plans of $10 or $25, and full and partial scholarships to cover the membership fee.

Help Us Grow!

We are now growing our Community Investment Fund to help fund the operations of our new store, our “Membership for All” prorgram, and various community initiatives.   There are several ways to support us – check out the details here.



Whether ‘in person’ or virtual, w
e love to be a part of our community! We are planning events of our own and will be
at Farmers Markets and other local gatherings all summer. Check our Events section for all the details – we look forward to seeing you!

We are now 1050+ members strong, and  looking forward to the next exciting steps to make our store a reality!

In March we signed a lease with a developer for a property in the north downtown area of Bethlehem,  at 250 E. Broad St.

Demolition has begun of the existing structure on the site, paving the way for the construction of a new, four-story mixed use building.

As an owner, you’ll be part of a local business that aims to:

Provide as many locally sourced and organic products as possible

Provide as many locally sourced and organic products as possible

Providing Transparency

Provide transparency so you know how your food was produced

Good Jobs, fair wages

Offer good jobs with fair wages

Stimulate Local Economy

Stimulate the local economy by supporting nearby farmers and producers

Full Service Grocery

Operate a full-service grocery store open to the public

Community Education 2

Offer community-focused educational classes


Support Your Local Co-Op

A food cooperative (or ‘co-op’) is a grocery store organized as a community-owned enterprise, rather than a private or public company. The decisions regarding its operations are determined by its members. 

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Our Community Partners

“It takes a village”, as the saying goes, and we are proud to enjoy important partnerships with other community organizations, farmers, retailers and businesses.

See the list of like-minded groups and individuals sharing our values and goals!

We are also proud members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Bethlehem Association.

Healthy Recipes

We believe in healthy eating and building community – we can do both, as well as share heritage and culture, with these favorite recipes from our members.

Peach Galette

Here’s how to get in touch with us:


Bethlehem Food Co-Op
P.O. Box 58
Bethlehem, PA 18016


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