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We love to keep in touch with our members and friends so we communicate via our
bi-weekly e-newsletter, Around The Table.

You can request to be on our mailing list and visit our archives of newsletters.

Engage with us on Social Media

We also encourage you to interact with us on our social channels, where you can get all the latest news on the co-op, local food options like farmers markets and CSAs, like-minded community organizations, and educational info on food systems and thought leaders:

EVENTS

Much of the growth of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op is because we love community, and we love to connect with our community!

Check our Events for locations and times so we can see each other in person or virtually.

Sun Inn Courtyard
Sunday, April 21, 2024
College Green at Muhlenberg College
Friday, April 26, 2024
Bethlehem Greenway
Saturday, April 27, 2024
West Side Moravian Church
Saturday, May 4, 2024
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NEWS

In the news or making news: 

Here are some recent updates

Meet Cora Savage, Our New Marketing Coordinator!

Meet Cora Savage, Our New Marketing Coordinator!

At long last, we are pleased to announce the hire of Cora Savage, our new Marketing Coordinator! A creative at heart, Cora is passionate about blending her creative talents with marketing expertise, marked by four years of experience dedicated to an array of clients...

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Check out our informative webinar series

Check out our informative webinar series

For the past three winters we have partnered with the Bethlehem Area Public Library to present a series of interesting webinars. We thank the BAPL staff and our many talented presenters for sharing their time and supporting this important initiative. And to our...

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30 Members in 30 Days!

30 Members in 30 Days!

We are currently running our fall membership drive, "Be a Member, Get a Member"! As part of our initiative to get to 1700 members by the time we open in early 2024, during the 30 days of November anyone who joins the Bethlehem Food Co-Op will get a $10 gift card to...

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PROJECT UPDATES

Follow our progress!

August 23 Project Update

August 23 Project Update

Site progress continues    Shelby Harris of our project management team, Simplified Business Solutions, provides this update of ‘work in progress’ on the building where we will be leasing the ground level for our new store.   The developer continues to...

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July 23 Project Update

July 23 Project Update

Developer Updates (Peron Development and Boyle Construction): The developer’s construction teams are continuing their site work. MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) rough-ins are almost complete on the 1st floor (that’s where the co-op will live!), while...

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May 2023 Project Update

May 2023 Project Update

We’ve received an update from Peron Development, the developer responsible for the construction of the building the co-op will call home.  Due to national supply chain delays, we need to shift our projected grand opening date to early 2024. There is specific switch...

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April 2023 Project Update

April 2023 Project Update

Construction Updates: Boyle's construction crew reports that they will start exterior framing and exterior siding this week. They've also completed the duct bank, and will start to install drywall on the 3rd and 4th floors next week. Store Design Updates: With a...

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CO-OP COMMUNITY

Support Your Local Co-Op

There are many co-ops within our region, ranging from start-ups like us to those established over 40 years ago! As we practice the principle of cooperation among co-ops, we are glad to have these folks in our network.

And wherever you travel, you will likely be near a food co-op; CLICK HERE to plan a visit!

RECIPES

Below are a couple recipes you might like to try. Keep checking back as we continue to update the site with new recipes. 

Notes from the Chef: Grow Your Own Sprouts

Notes from the Chef: Grow Your Own Sprouts

By Joe Klinkhoff - Co-op Member Owner, Volunteer Extraordinaire, Chef, and Instructor We can take advantage of the nutritional power of seeds before they turn into seedlings by consuming sprouts.  Imagine a broccoli plant.  Now imagine all the anti-oxidants are in the...

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Notes from the Chef: King Mushroom Birria-Style Tacos

Notes from the Chef: King Mushroom Birria-Style Tacos

  By our friends at INFRA - A purchasing cooperative of independent natural food retailers and food co-ops Celebrate Earth Month by making recipes with in-season produce - like mushrooms! Plus, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Sautéed mushrooms pack a...

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Notes from the Chef: Dakota Bread Recipe

Notes from the Chef: Dakota Bread Recipe

By Joe Klinkhoff - Co-op Member Owner, Volunteer Extraordinaire, Chef, and Instructor A wholesome multi-grain bread recipe is perfect for Sunday baking to prepare for the week ahead. It pairs perfectly with soups and salads or as an addition to weeknight dinners....

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Notes from the Chef: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Notes from the Chef: Flourless Chocolate Cake

By Justin Beaver - Board Member, Sourcing Chair and Executive Chef When there are a lot of events happening all at once - The Superbowl, Faschnaut Day, and Valentine's Day, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed by all of the to-dos. I've decided to share my SIMPLE yet...

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Notes from the Chef: Italian Love Cake Recipe

Notes from the Chef: Italian Love Cake Recipe

By Joe Klinkhoff - Co-op Member Owner, Volunteer Extraordinaire, Chef, and Instructor  The accepted story behind this recipe title is that Italian Immigrants wanted to combine the flavors of their new home (America) and the old world, hence the Italian Love Cake. ...

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Notes from the Chef: Philadelphia Style Soft Pretzels

Notes from the Chef: Philadelphia Style Soft Pretzels

By Joe Klinkhoff, BFC member, volunteer, and chef   Philadelphia Style Soft Pretzels Dough Ingredients: 1 ¼ Cups warm water 3 TBSP brown sugar 1 Pkg Yeast (2 ¼ tsp.) 3.5 Cups flour 2 tsp salt Additional Ingredient: kosher salt Pretzel bath: 4-6 Cups water 1 tsp....

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Notes from the Chef: Carrot Ginger Soup

Notes from the Chef: Carrot Ginger Soup

By Justin Beaver, BFC Board Member and Sourcing Chair With a new year comes two things: resolutions and cold weather. And what better way to keep the chill away than a piping-hot bowl of soup? In Pennsylvania, we take soup for granted. When I was in Nashville, finding...

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Notes from the Chef: Joe’s Harvest Stew Recipe

Notes from the Chef: Joe’s Harvest Stew Recipe

This month, we are excited to feature a recipe from BFC member-owner, volunteer, and professional instructor Joe Klinkoff! Joe's Harvest Stew Ingredients: 1 cup onions diced ½ cup carrots, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped 2 Tbsp oil 3-3,000 cloves garlic minced fine 6...

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Notes from the Chef: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Notes from the Chef: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Justin Beaver, Executive Chef / Board Member Fall has finally reached us here in Pennsylvania, which means it is time for pumpkin spice everything–and this month’s recipe is no exception! Pumpkin Streusel muffins make a great grab-and-go breakfast or afternoon snack...

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Peach Galette

Peach Galette

Now that peaches are in season and so tasty, here's a simple peach galette recipe using fresh yellow peaches tossed with a little sugar, flour, and vanilla. Or try it with any "bakeable" fruit... thanks to Laurel Blair for sharing! You can play around with it a bit,...

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Email: info@bethlehemfood.coop

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

P.O. Box 58

Bethlehem, PA 18016

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