We were very disappointed to cancel our event planned for Sunday, March 13.

We’re rescheduled for Sunday, April 3 from 1-5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St.

*If you can assist that day by staffing our registration or info table, or help with clean-up: bit.ly/369lWVz

*Please let us know if you’re planning to attend

We invite you to drop in for the activities that interest you – or plan to stay for the entire time! We’ll also have an info table with membership details and future program information – including how to get involved.

**masks are optional for those fully vaccinated and boosted**
*bring your refillable water bottle*

SCHEDULE
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pick-up of orders from Crooked Row Farm

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Make & Take session: Reusable Market Bags
Mini Seed Swap & Seed Planting Demo

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Screening of the family-friendly film
Sustainable
Followed by short discussion

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

Farmer Liz Wagner from Crooked Row Farm has put together an impressive array of locally-produced products that you can order for pick up at our event.

use this website to order
* enter coupon code “BETHLEHEMFOODCOOP” for 5% off your order
* IMPORTANT: In the “notes” section please enter “Bethlehem Food Co-op Box” so they know where to deliver

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Get ready for farmers market season: learn how to make a “simple sew” reusable market bag! We can also show you an easy “no-sew” option for turning T-shirts into sturdy bags. Kid friendly!

Any extra bags we make will be donated to a local food pantry.

What to bring: For a woven fabric bag, you’ll need about 1-1/8 yard (42-45″ wide by 38-40″ long) of a sturdy fabric: not too heavy, not too sheer, no knits! Cheap and washable – this is enough for 2 bags. We’ll have everything else. Or bring an old T-shirt (or more): one shirt makes one bag.

We will also have material that you can buy: for $3 you can purchase enough to make two bags. Nine bright designs!

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We’re planning another Seed Swap event later in the spring but in the meantime we’re offering a “Mini Swap” – bring seeds you have to swap!

Use the sign-up below so we can reserve a space for you.

We’ll also have a display / teachers so you can learn to start seeds, and seeds that anyone can take home. Spring is coming!

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Sustainable is a family-friendly film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, he transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

We’ll have a short discussion after. 

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