Come Grow with Us. . .
As We Bring a New Grocery Store to Bethlehem
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.
If this is a good time for you to consider membership, join our more than
735 members! Check out our new
membership initiatives, including an
organizational membership and
our Fall Membership Campaign.
We will soon launch a capital campaign to fund our new retail space in north Bethlehem’s downtown area. As we begin this next chapter in our co-op’s journey, we will be asking our members, partners and interested neighbors to support us!
Whether ‘in person’ or virtual, we love to be a part of our community, and you will often see us at farmers markets and other events, participating with our
info table. We also offer other
events, online and in person, of our own.
We are more than 735 households strong, and looking forward to announcing our location soon.
We are currently working with a developer on the lease for an existing building in the north downtown area of Bethlehem. Until the negotiations are complete, we can’t divulge our location – but be watching for an announcement, coming soon.
When the site location is made public, we will be kicking a Capital Campaign into high gear, to raise the needed funds to build out the store.
We recently held our Annual Meeting – here’s a recap of our progress, and plans for the coming year. It’s an exciting time for the Bethlehem Food Co-Op!
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 transparency so you know how your food was produced
Offer good jobs with fair wages
Stimulate the local economy by supporting nearby farmers and producers
Operate a full-service grocery store open to the public
Offer community-focused educational classes
WHAT IS A
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.
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.
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.
Here’s how to get in touch with us:
Bethlehem Food Co-Op
P.O. Box 58
Bethlehem, PA 18016
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