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Coop Committees Looking for New Members

Join the Equity Access & Community Committee (the EACC) in doing important work for our Coop. Formerly known as the Diversity and Equality Committee, we are preparing a survey for members to answer anonymously. It will provide for the first time, an idea of the diversity of the Coop membership, to inform policies and practices…

Featured Articles

A Virtual General Meeting in May

By Christopher Cox

On March 20, 2020, a representative from the New York City Department of Education emailed Jason Weiner, the Membership Coordinator in charge of renting space for the Coop’s General Meetings. The Coop’s permit to hold its March General Meeting at John Jay High School was canceled, and the possibility of holding…

Keeping It Clean at the Corona Coop

By Jiwon Choi

Seven weeks ago, when lines were just beginning to snake up Union Street and items like toilet paper, frozen and canned goods started growing scarce, the Coop proactively instituted policies to ensure a safer shopping and working environment for its members. Sanitation safety protocols were posted at the entry check-in and…


Coordinator’s Corner

Report to the Member/Owners, April 12, 2020, by Joe Holtz, General Coordinator, General Manager, and Co-Founder of the Coop

Dear Members,

Thank you, our members, for your support of the Coop and the staff. Thank you, our staff, for your exhausting, tireless, dedicated and excellent work as we all adjust to life in this…



Baked Polenta with Goat Cheese

By John Tucker

Obviously, as sad as it was for me to close RW after 19+ years in business, the timing has turned out to be fortuitous, to put it mildly. I miss my staff, and the warm buzz of our little kitchen, and especially the produce. RW was ever and always fixated on…


Film Night: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Join us for a screening of a documentary about the artist and activist Nan Goldin and her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid epidemic. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, AT 7 P.M., SCREENED ON ZOOM The film’s editor, Amy Foote, will be present for a Q+A after the screening. Directed by Academy Award-winning…

Canadian Thanksgiving

The Coop is considering getting turkeys for Canadian Thanksgiving this year (October 9), but first we need to gauge interest from our members. If you would like to buy a turkey for Canadian Thanksgiving, please reach out to the Coop’s meat buyer, Masha, and let her know. Her email address is

Film Night: Menashe

This documentary will be screened on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m., on Zoom. (Meeting ID: 895 2584 9483) Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife Lea, passes away. Because they…

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