PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood welcomes our latest Sustainability Schools partner, the East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic foods grocery store. This urban co-op has been serving the community since 1980 and is owned by approximately 10,000 members. As they grow and strive to meet the changing needs of their members, customers, and community they remain true to their roots by continuing to uphold the cooperative values on which they were founded. Best known for their bulk foods and produce departments, they specialize in a variety of organic and local products. Their award-winning vegetarian café serves fresh soups, hot entrees, deli salads, and sandwiches that are all made in-house daily. Their commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by the care that their buyers take in selecting all of the products available throughout the store, including fair trade coffees, local products, and environmentally-friendly household cleaners. They also provide for the special dietary needs of their customers by offering a wide variety of gluten-free and raw items in addition to their cutting-edge supplements.
In addition to the market and café, East End Food Co-op also encourages customers and members to take advantage of the numerous ways they can become more involved in their co-op, including: volunteering both in the store and the community, participating in classes and lectures, attending special events and board meetings, and learning more about the cooperative principles they were founded on.
East End Food Co-op will be offering Sustainability Schools focusing on nutrient rich foods and preparation techniques.
The first workshop is on making Bone Broth. The presenter is Carrie Hahn. To register for workshops, simply call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
Carrie Hahn is a radical homemaker, wife and mother of two beautiful girls. Carrie has been a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2004; board member of the Mt. Lebanon School District Wellness Committee; created and managed the Mt Lebanon Uptown Farmer’s Market for four years, which earned her Mt. Lebanon’s prestigious Outstanding Citizen Award in 2008. She spent most of her life in the city until 2009 she and her family had the opportunity to move to an organic farm in western Pennsylvania to pursue her dream of being a farmer. She is now working with members of the Amish community to develop a cooperative of organic produce and naturally raised grass based animal products for area restaurants and consumers.