Thanks to You, We Beat Our Goal for Member Loans

by Kathleen Casey and Laura Morris Siena, Co-chairs, Member Loan Campaign

With more than 300 Weavers Way members participating, the Together We Grow campaign has taken in more than $1.5 million in member loans, beating both the original goal of $800,000 and the revised target of $1 million — providing a remarkable testament to the dedication and generosity of our cooperative community.

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Ambler Gazette: Ambler Food Cooperative makes progress toward physical location

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By Ryan Genova
For Digital First Media
The Ambler Food Cooperative (AFC) is closing in on its 400th household membership.
 
Plans to secure a physical site for the full-scale co-op grocery store have made their way into the checkout aisle as well.
 
On Oct. 9, the AFC held a membership meeting at the borough firehouse, and 175 vested members of the Ambler community demonstrated their overwhelming support for a proposed partnership with Weavers Way Co-op. Read more here
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Our Office is Open!

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Our office is officially open daily at 131 E. Butler Pike. We are located under Twisters and between Massa and Deterra in downtown Ambler, PA. We are thrilled to call this location our home as we continue to plan the opening of our new store this spring and excited to answer your membership questions and discuss the future of the co-op!

Our normal office hours are Monday - Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm.  This week (Jan 15 ) we will be in the office on Thursday and Friday evening, 7-8:30, as well as Saturday morning.  Stop on by! 

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Partnership Planned Between Ambler Food and Weavers Way Co-ops

Reposted from Natural Awakenings Magazine.

The Ambler Food Co-op has announced a planned partnership with Weavers Way Co-op. The two organizations will work together toward the shared goal of bringing a new, community-run grocery store to Ambler-area residents. Weavers Way offers decades of experience, having operated two successful community-owned grocery stores in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy.

The co-ops plan to secure a space on Butler Avenue in downtown Ambler shortly, with a goal of opening the new store by April 2017. When the new store site is secured, likely in September, Ambler Food Co-op members will vote on joining Weavers Way Co-op.

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Natural Awakenings Magazine

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Did you know we are featured in the September 2016 edition of Natural Awakenings Magazine? This is America’s oldest (22 years!) and largest free, healthy living magazine, and we are very about their support. 

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A Summer of House Parties

Co-op members have hosted house parties this summer to share their enthusiasm for our plan to open our full-service grocery store in Ambler in the Spring of 2017.  These parties, at which co-op volunteers give a short presentation, are great for rallying the support we need.  Interested?  Send an email to us at membership@amblerfoodcoop.org.

 

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Join us for a Free Cooking Workshop!

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RSVPs are closed, we are officially beyond capacity.
We will host future events, including cooking classes.
Sign up to receive email updates and you'll receive notice of these events.  

 

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20 Members in 20 Days

Now is the time to join! 

Those who join by July 7 will be put in a drawing for a bag of goodies from Weavers Way worth $50. You can join for the full $400 lifetime membership, or start a $30 per year plan. Visit our website to become a member: http://www.amblerfoodcoop.org/become_a_member-owner

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Happy Birthday Ambler -- A Fortunate Year to Open a Co-op!

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On June 16, 2016, Ambler turned 128 years old.  In the Chinese language, the numbers 128 stand for Easy Prosperous Beginnings.  What a great year to open a Co-op.  Our gift to Ambler is a community-owned grocery store!

 Thanks to Alice's Bakery and Confectionary for the beautiful and delicious cake and to those who stopped by the Ambler Theater, our gracious hosts, to celebrate and talk about the Co-op. 

 

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New Ways to Become a Member of the Co-op!

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!

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 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.  

Join today so that you can play a part in our development and our success!

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