Pandemic Gives New Meaning to Line Waiting

For many of the Coop’s dedicated members standing in line for 1 1/2 – 2 hours is worth the wait. | Photo by Rod Morrison.

By Peter Grant

When the pandemic hit and the long lines started forming outside the Coop, I had a disagreement with my wife, Sharon, over whether the store’s great food and low prices were worth the wait.

She was right, as usual. The Coop is worth waiting for.


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Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Judy Antell’s cold noodle recipe is loaded with protein from peanut butter, to tofu, to edamame. Ideal for getting more veg into your kid’s diet.

By Judy Antell  

Pasta is often a default main course for vegetarians, but when my kids were little, I was always searching for ways to get more vegetables into their diet. It is a still loved staple in our diet. When I made it the other night, one of my daughters, who is in law school, actually cheered.  


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Member-labor Work Requirement Temporarily Suspended

As of Monday, March 23, the Coop member-labor work requirement is suspended until further notice. This protocol will be updated as needed so please go to foodcoop.com for the latest information. 

Please do not come to your work shift beginning on March 23. 

Thank you for continuing to support your Coop! As an essential service, the Park Slope Food Coop remains open to shoppers and ready to serve our community. 

Workslot Requirement Temporarily SUSPENDED as of Monday, March 23 


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Shopping and Facility Update

Update as of Thursday, March 25. This information will be updated as needed so please go to foodcoop.com for the latest information. 

Shopping Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m 

Members must be on the line outside by 7:00 p.m. at the latest. The Coop reserves the right to make the deadline for getting in line earlier than 7:00 p.m. if the wait time on the outside line exceeds the ability to get everyone in the Coop by closing. 

Wait times can vary greatly depending upon the conditions in the Coop. Plan ahead by getting in line early. Line information will be updated on @ foodcoop on Instagram or Twitter. 


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HELPING OUT HIGH-RISK COOP MEMBERS

DEAR MEMBERS,  I was wondering if there’s anything healthy and low-risk Coop members can do to help our fellow Coop members considered high-risk who cannot enter public spaces to limit germ exposure. If someone is in need of food or supplies but cannot leave their home, is there any way a healthy Coop member can […]

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NEEDED INFORMATION

DEAR MEMBERS,  Given the pressure the CV has placed on the Coop’s services, you would think there would be more regular updates about the Coop’s responsiveness to the situation; particularly on the status of food availability (As of 3/14, their last update on the home page was on 3/5!). Instead, we are relegated to standing […]

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ON LINE OUTSIDE

DEAR MEMBERS,  There is a line going down to Fifth Avenue. They say 45 mins waiting. I moved 1 foot in 40 mins. You must tell people to HURRY UP. I see people loading their car. So unfair that the Management at the Coop allows that. Rino Varrasso 

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KUDOS TO THE COOP/HAPPY TO STAND ON LINE

Dear Park Slope Food Coop, We want to thank you for the heart-warming and inspiring experience of shopping at the Coop last Saturday (March 14th) in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. In 2012, after being an active working Coop member from 1978 till I retired 30+ years later, my husband and I moved 100 miles away. […]

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Playbook for a Plant-Rich Diet


Photo by Ella Olsson | Pexels

How to Eat Less Meat and More Plants

By John B. Thomas

The phrase “plant-rich diet” has been gaining traction in the past several years as we seek solutions to curb the greenhouse gas emissions from the food system that are contributing to global climate change.

The production of animal-based food, especially beef and dairy, contributes a huge portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – nearly 20%. If cows were their own country, they would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the U.S. (Project Drawdown).
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