Thanks for helping us make the inaugural Philly Grocery Co-op Day a huge success!
We enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the work of co-ops in our stores, at City Hall with the Mayor during the Proclamation Ceremony, and in the media.
Remember, Passports are still available! We encourage everyone to visit area co-ops, collect Passport stamps, and win prizes until Nov. 1, 2019!
For news coverage of Philly Grocery Co-op Day, see the links below.
Philly Grocery Co-op Day — Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
A day to discover — and celebrate — the good that our Philly-area grocery co-ops do for our local food system and communities.
- Vendors * Raffles * Specials * Co-op Swag
- (And for South Philly, Hard Hat Tours, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m)
- Grab a Philly Grocery Co-op Day Passport and win rewards for each co-op you visit!
Saturday, Oct. 19 marks the inaugural Philadelphia Grocery Co-op Day declared by the City of Philadelphia. Commemorating the day, Kensington Community Food Co-op, Mariposa Food Co-op, South Philly Food Co-op, Swarthmore Co-op, and Weavers Way Co-op will host a day of activities and customer incentives, including local vendors showing off their products, raffles, and other special deals.
The co-ops have developed a range of educational programming about what co-ops are and how they dramatically and effectively assist local communities and the economy. Together, Philly-area co-ops create a robust local food network in which new product vendors can find footing while classic Philadelphia vendors can continue to shine before area customers.
Every October, National Co-op Month celebrates the community contributions and positive global impact of co-ops everywhere. The five co-ops in and around Philadelphia have more than 16,000 co-op members, support more than 400 employees, and source products from more than 500 local businesses. Mayor Jim Kenney has recognized Philadelphia as having one of the most thriving grocery co-op marketplaces in the country.
In the News
“Local produce thrives at grocery co-ops,” 6abc, Oct. 20, 2019
“Philly Grocery Co-op Day promises community focus, support of small businesses,” KYW Newsradio, Oct. 18, 2019
“Shop Locally During Philly’s Grocery Co-Op Day,” NBC10, Oct. 18, 2019
“Community co-ops are the only truly local grocers,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 16, 2019
“IN FOCUS: Grocery Co-Op Day, Domestic Violence Awareness, REC Philly, Play on Philly,” PHIL 17, Oct. 12, 2019
“Cooperative businesses foster human connection in an increasingly isolated world,” Grid Magazine, Oct. 8, 2019