I would like to suggest that the Coop consider instituting a system where all members are randomly assigned two two-hour time periods for shopping each month for the duration of the current health crisis. This could solve the problem of people waiting in line for hours as the Coop does its best to keep people […]More
DEAR EDITORS, Though I live only a block away, I haven’t shopped at the Coop for many many days now. It’s been 6 a.m. senior shopping at Union Market for me. There are many things at the Coop that I really can’t get elsewhere, but the long line, snaking up Union, along 7th, and down […]More
DEAR COOP MEMBERS, You guys may want to consider staggering entries based on last names. Give the older and more at risk people entry first in the morning. For the rest of the day schedule for example people with last names A-K go shopping Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and last names L-Z go shopping Tuesday, […]More
HI, I wanted to write about this concern to the Coop and do not know whether this is the right email to address it to. Please relay it to the proper department in regards to this matter. It is already difficult for the group of older adults to shop as is before the Covid-19 and […]More
TO PARK SLOPE FOOD COOP, I am writing this letter because there was no possibility of speaking to anyone in the office on the phone, or directly through email, and I’m not on Twitter. I am appalled that our Coop has not come up with an entrance policy for the elderly or disabled. There is […]More
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.More
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.More
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 23More
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.More
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 […]More
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 […]More
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. […]More
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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