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South Philadelphia: Co-op President Advances Local Food Access

South Philadelphia: Co-op President Advances Local Food Access

Jessica Calter, a South Philadelphia resident, is inspired by her neighbors’ willingness to come together to solve problems in the neighborhood — including access to local, healthy foods. Calter is the president of the South Philly Food Co-op, a cooperative that is currently working to open a grocery store at 2031 S. Juniper St. How did you […]

 By Erin O'Reilly and Sara Rooney

University City: Co-op Bookstore Provides for the Neighborhood

University City: Co-op Bookstore Provides for the Neighborhood

While strolling down Baltimore Avenue a pleasant stop is Bindlestiff Books located on the 4500 block. It is a quaint little bookstore stocked with many different types of publications. Toy trains and other trinkets adorn he walls inside Bindelstiff that are covered with books. More intimate than a chain store like Barnes and Nobles, Bindlestiff […]

 By Ross Ennis and June Fredericks

Cedar Park: Local Food Co-op Readies Larger Space

Cedar Park: Local Food Co-op Readies Larger Space

Along the 4700 block of Baltimore Avenue, Mariposa Food Cooperative is preparing for a move. The co-op has a long and rich history in the neighborhood. Started in the 1960’s in local residents’ basements, Mariposa first opened its doors in the 500-square-foot storefront at 4726 Baltimore Ave. in 1971. There, the co-op gradually gathered supporters […]