Ambler Food Co-op members are making progress towards opening a grocery store in the Ambler Borough in partnership with Weavers Way Co-op. Celebrate the good news by becoming a member today with our new member payment options and incentives. Together, we will open a great full-service grocery store in Ambler!
New Membership Plans
- If you join as a fully-invested member ($400) by September 1, 2016, you will receive a $100 sales promotion card to spend at Weavers Way's existing stores or at our store when we open!
- The lowest possible investment for membership is now only $30/year. Higher amounts are welcomed - you decide!
To find out more about the Ambler Food Co-op / Weavers Way partnership, and where we are in our assessment of a possible site, here is an article in Weavers Way's newspaper, The Shuttle.
So what’s been happening on the co-op front? Come to our next membership meeting to find out the latest news and provide input. We will also be establishing an "Advisory Committee" for members to join for purposes of store development. We hope to see you there!
If you haven't joined yet, you may do so at the door or online. Together, we will get our store open in Ambler!
Thursday, April 14, 7pm
Saint Anthony's Church
259 Forest Ave, Ambler
We hope to see you on April 14th.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
For fabulous photos of our community at the AFC Cookbook Swap this weekend, taken by Jennifer Aydemir, click this pic and scroll down:Read more
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 email@example.com
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.