Announcing our next Ambler Food Co-op Membership Meeting

So what’s been happening on the co-op front? Come to our next membership meeting to find out the latest news and provide input. We will also be establishing an "Advisory Committee" for members to join for purposes of store development. We hope to see you there!

If you haven't joined yet, you may do so at the door or online. Together, we will get our store open in Ambler!

Thursday, April 14, 7pm
Saint Anthony's Church
259 Forest Ave, Ambler

We hope to see you on April 14th.



Happy Birthday Ambler Food Co-op

We are another year older!  A group of 150 community members gathered 4 years ago and decided to create a community-owned grocery store in Ambler.  Help us grow bigger and stronger by becoming a member-owner today





Thank you to our volunteers for a great year!


Here comes the Chickens - and the Co-op!


On Saturday, Dec. 5, we will be participating in the Ambler Holiday Parade, which starts at 1pm.  If you want to join us -- and our chickens -- we are #22 in the line-up.  Meet us by 12:30.  The line-up will start at Bethlehem Pike and continues along Butler towards Susquehanna.  Wear your co-op t-shirt!  You can't miss us!  Any questions, send us a note at



November Membership Meeting


Membership Meeting

Tuesday, November 17

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ambler Senior Center
45 Forest Ave - N. Spring Garden and Forest, parking behind building

The Ambler Food Co-op Board of Directors has called a membership meeting in order to facilitate a vote by the Co-op's member-owners.  If you're interested in participating but haven't yet become a member, you may join at the door.  Member participation is one of the core principles of the Co-op and we are eager to welcome community members into the decision-making process of opening a great, community-owned grocery store in Ambler. 



The Cooperative Principles: Part Two, Democratic Member Control

After our great membership meeting on Oct 8 with over 60 participants, it is a great time to highlight the 2nd core cooperative principle: Democratic Member Control. 


(Photo courtesy of artist Mel Marmar and Weavers Way Co-op)

A Co-op is defined as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspiration through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. The International Cooperative Alliance defines seven core principles that co-ops strive to meet in an effort to best serve their communities.  Fundamentally, Co-ops give members an opportunity to own and operate a business that serves their needs.  Membership participation is therefore an essential part of cooperatives.


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Membership Meeting - October 8


Thursday, October 8, 7pm
First Presbyterian Church, Corner of Ridge and Butler Ave, Ambler
Parking available from Cavalier Dr

Members and curious non-members can find out the latest developments in our project of opening a full-service grocery store in Ambler.  We will have refreshments and tasty treats available.  RSVPs welcome but not necessary:  email us at

Anybody who is interested in getting general information about becoming a member may come early - Co-op volunteers will be available prior to the meeting at 6:30pm.



The AFC Cookbook Swap

For fabulous photos of our community at the AFC Cookbook Swap this weekend, taken by Jennifer Aydemir, click this pic and scroll down:


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September Community Events


Cookbook Swap and Fall Fling - Free and Open to All

Sunday, September 13, 11am - 2pm

217 E Butler Ave. (former Bottom Dollar parking lot)

Have a cookbook you don't use and want to swap for another cookbook? Of course you do! Come by our cookbook swap, exchange cookbooks, meet other member-owners, have a coffee, and--oh my--learn the tricks of hula hooping from a pro! Bring your family, friends & neighbors! 

  • Lots of cookbooks - a 1:1 swap open to everyone
  • Hula hooping demonstrations and lessons
  • Kids yoga (we will have mats, but feel free to bring your own)
  • Fresh locally roasted coffee by Parry Coffee Roasters of Ambler
  • Free Baked goods from Alice Bakery
  • Sales of locally printed aprons, tea towels and other gifts from Ambler Apparel
  • Co-op volunteers taking questions and signing up new members!

Schedule of kid's activities:

Kids Yoga - 11:30 and 1:00 (we will have mats)

Hula Hooping  - 12:30 and 1:30 (we will have hula hoops, but feel free to bring your own)

We hope you can make it.  Any questions, please email us at


How Can We Help Bring a Cooperative Grocery Store to Ambler?

An Open Forum Discussion at the Ambler Library, 209 Race St

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, 7:00-8:00 P.M. 
Light refreshments at 6:30 P.M.


This forum will provide participants with basic information about how co-ops work as well as provide an overview of the Ambler Food Co-op.  Think of it as "Co-op 101!"    Sign up is necessary as space it limited by giving your name at the library or calling 215-646-1072.


Co-op Based Recipe: Pasta with Green Onions and Swiss Chard

Food co-ops are often known for partnering with local farmers and food suppliers to bring fresh, in-season produce to the community. This recipe takes advantage of all the bounty of spring with green onions and Swiss chard.


8 ounces of spaghetti

1 bunch swiss chard

2 tablespoons of flour

2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 cup of milk

2-4 ounces of parmesan cheese

4-5 green onions

2-3 cloves of minced garlic

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