Happy Birthday Ambler Food Co-op

We are another year older!  A group of 150 community members gathered 4 years ago and decided to create a community-owned grocery store in Ambler.  Help us grow bigger and stronger by becoming a member-owner today





Thank you to our volunteers for a great year!


Here comes the Chickens - and the Co-op!


On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will be participating in the Ambler Holiday Parade, which starts at 1pm.  If you want to join us -- and our chickens -- we are #22 in the line-up.  Meet us by 12:30.  The line-up will start at Bethlehem Pike and continues along Butler towards Susquehanna.  Wear your co-op t-shirt!  You can't miss us!  Any questions, send us a note at info@amblerfoodcoop.org



November Membership Meeting


Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ambler Senior Center
45 Forest Ave - N. Spring Garden and Forest, parking behind building

The Ambler Food Co-op Board of Directors has called a membership meeting in order to facilitate a vote by the Co-op's member-owners.  If you're interested in participating but haven't yet become a member, you may join at the door.  Member participation is one of the core principles of the Co-op and we are eager to welcome community members into the decision-making process of opening a great, community-owned grocery store in Ambler. 



The Cooperative Principles: Part Two, Democratic Member Control

After our great membership meeting on Oct 8 with over 60 participants, it is a great time to highlight the 2nd core cooperative principle: Democratic Member Control. 


(Photo courtesy of artist Mel Marmar and Weavers Way Co-op)

A Co-op is defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspiration through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. The International Cooperative Alliance defines seven core principles that co-ops strive to meet in an effort to best serve their communities.  Fundamentally, Co-ops give members an opportunity to own and operate a business that serves their needs.  Membership participation is therefore an essential part of cooperatives.


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Membership Meeting - October 8


Thursday, October 8, 7pm
First Presbyterian Church, Corner of Ridge and Butler Ave, Ambler
Parking available from Cavalier Dr

Members and curious non-members can find out the latest developments in our project of opening a full-service grocery store in Ambler.  We will have refreshments and tasty treats available.  RSVPs welcome but not necessary:  email us at info@amblerfoodcoop.org.

Anybody who is interested in getting general information about becoming a member may come early - Co-op volunteers will be available prior to the meeting at 6:30pm.



The AFC Cookbook Swap

For fabulous photos of our community at the AFC Cookbook Swap this weekend, taken by Jennifer Aydemir, click this pic and scroll down:


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September Community Events


Cookbook Swap and Fall Fling - Free and Open to All

Sunday, September 13, 11am - 2pm

217 E Butler Ave. (former Bottom Dollar parking lot)

Have a cookbook you don't use and want to swap for another cookbook? Of course you do! Come by our cookbook swap, exchange cookbooks, meet other member-owners, have a coffee, and--oh my--learn the tricks of hula hooping from a pro! Bring your family, friends & neighbors! 

  • Lots of cookbooks - a 1:1 swap open to everyone
  • Hula hooping demonstrations and lessons
  • Kids yoga (we will have mats, but feel free to bring your own)
  • Fresh locally roasted coffee by Parry Coffee Roasters of Ambler
  • Free Baked goods from Alice Bakery
  • Sales of locally printed aprons, tea towels and other gifts from Ambler Apparel
  • Co-op volunteers taking questions and signing up new members!

Schedule of kid's activities:

Kids Yoga - 11:30 and 1:00 (we will have mats)

Hula Hooping  - 12:30 and 1:30 (we will have hula hoops, but feel free to bring your own)

We hope you can make it.  Any questions, please email us at info@amblerfoodcoop.org


How Can We Help Bring a Cooperative Grocery Store to Ambler?

An Open Forum Discussion at the Ambler Library, 209 Race St

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, 7:00-8:00 P.M. 
Light refreshments at 6:30 P.M.


This forum will provide participants with basic information about how co-ops work as well as provide an overview of the Ambler Food Co-op.  Think of it as "Co-op 101!"    Sign up is necessary as space it limited by giving your name at the library or calling 215-646-1072.


Co-op Based Recipe: Pasta with Green Onions and Swiss Chard

Food co-ops are often known for partnering with local farmers and food suppliers to bring fresh, in-season produce to the community. This recipe takes advantage of all the bounty of spring with green onions and Swiss chard.


8 ounces of spaghetti

1 bunch swiss chard

2 tablespoons of flour

2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 cup of milk

2-4 ounces of parmesan cheese

4-5 green onions

2-3 cloves of minced garlic

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Membership Meeting

Meeting for Ambler Food Co-op Members

Thursday, June 25, 7pm

Saint Anthony's Church, Downstairs

Forest & Hendricks, Ambler

Questions or RSVP:  info@amblerfoodcoop.org