Current Mask Policy and Capacity Limits

June 28, 2021: We are increasing store capacity to 5 people at any one time, including workers on shift. Masks are still required in the coop during open shopping hours, for all shiftworkers and shoppers, regardless of vaccination status. 

We’ve considered recent guidance from the CDC and the state, vaccination rates and new variants of COVID-19 currently circulating. The New York State Department of Health “strongly recommends that businesses require face coverings and six feet of social distancing in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown.”

Rather than ask coop members to verify the vaccination status of everyone coming in the door,  we’re keeping the above mask policy in place, with no exceptions.  

We’re also maintaining hand hygiene protocols as a matter of routine.

Curbside pickup and delivery can be arranged as an alternative to shopping in store, by emailing produce@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.

We’ll continue to post further updates. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support. 

Produce Delivery, Friday 9/17 + Saturday 9/18

Friday 9/17 | Baldor
Arugula, Baby — Arizona/California
Broccoli — Arizona/California
Pears, Bartlett — California/Washington State
Strawberries — California

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Carrots — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Cucumbers, Slicing — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Cremini — Chester County, PA (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Shiitake — Chester County, PA (LOCAL)
Okra, Red — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Onions, Red — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Onions, White — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Peppers, Mixed Cornito (Sweet) — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Spinach — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Beefsteak — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Mixed Heirloom — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Roma — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Zucchini — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)

Farms2Tables
*Basil — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Kale, Lacinato — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Lettuce, Romaine — Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL)
Peppers, Shishito — Dutchess County, NY (LOCAL)
Scallions — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
*Tomatoes, Mixed Cherry — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Watermelon, Seeded — Copake, NY (LOCAL)

*The basil and mixed cherry tomatoes are grown by Rise & Root Farm, cooperatively owned and run by four multi-racial and LGBTQ+ women. These will be sold at slightly above wholesale cost — no additional discounts at the register. This allows the co-op to support a small farm and offer their produce at a fair price to shoppers. If you receive a discount, these items can be purchased with other groceries in the same order, and the POS system will apply your discount to everything except the Rise & Root produce.

Rise & Root Farm lost most of their crops from flooding on 9/01. Link to their GoFundMe for donating or sharing: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rise-and-root-recover-from-hurricane-losses

Saturday 9/18 | Prospect Hill Orchards
Apples, Fuji — Milton, NY (LOCAL)
Note: The Fuji apple harvest just began, and supply is limited. The farmers may need to substitute Cortland apples.

All orders are scheduled to arrive by early afternoon on their respective days, with the exception of the Baldor order, which will be delivered in the late afternoon on Friday. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Produce Delivery, Wednesday 9/15 + Thursday 9/16

Wednesday 9/15 | Ace Natural
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Bananas — Ecuador/Peru
Broccoli — Arizona/California
Grapefruit — USA/Mexico
Kale, Green Curly — New Jersey (LOCAL)

Thursday 9/16
Myers Produce:
Scallions, Red — Sunderland, MA (LOCAL)
Project EATS:
Chard, Rainbow — New York, NY (LOCAL)
Eggplant, Chinese + Japanese — New York, NY (LOCAL)

Project EATS produce will be sold at slightly above wholesale cost — no additional discounts at the register. This allows us to support a small urban farm and offer their produce at a fair price to shoppers. If you receive a discount at the co-op, these items can be purchased with other groceries in the same order, and the POS system will apply your discount to everything except the Project EATS produce.

All orders are scheduled to arrive by early afternoon on their respective days. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

The following items arrived on Tuesday and are in good supply: NJ-grown cilantro + NY-grown cucumbers, red leaf lettuce, zucchini.

Produce Delivery, Monday 9/13

Four Seasons Produce:
Apples, Pink Pearl — Oregon
Arugula, Baby — Arizona/California
Artichokes, Globe — California
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Blueberries — Peru
Celery — California
Dill — USA
Figs, Black Mission — California
Grapes, Green Seedless — California
Kale, Lacinato — California
Lemons — Mexico
Mushrooms, Shiitake — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)
Oranges, Valencia — California
Rosemary — USA
Spinach, Baby — Arizona/California
Sprouts, Sunflower — New York State (LOCAL)
Sweet Potatoes, Japanese — California
Thyme — USA
Regional Access:Radishes, Daikon — New York State (LOCAL)

Baldor:
Carrots — USA/Canada
Mushrooms, Cremini  — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (Lancaster County, PA):
Bok Choy, Baby
Broccoli
Cabbage, Red
Peppers, Orange Bell
Potatoes, Yukon Gold
Squash, Kuri
Tomatoes, Beefsteak
Watermelon, Red Seedless

*The following items were ordered for today’s delivery, but ended up out of stock: cilantro, cucumbers, grapefruit, lettuce, and zucchini. These will be ordered for Tuesday depending on vendor availability.

The Four Seasons and Regional orders are scheduled to arrive in the morning, while the Baldor and Lancaster orders will arrive in the afternoon. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Produce Delivery, Wednesday 9/08 + Thursday 9/09

Ace Natural + Farms2Tables
Broccoli — USA/Canada
Cucumbers, Slicing — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Fennel — Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Shiitake — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)
Peppers, Red Bell — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Scallions — Hillsdale, NY (LOCAL)
Spigarello Greens — Hudson, NY (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Beorange — Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL)
Turmeric Root, Fresh — Fiji
Watermelon, Crimson Sweet (Seeded)
*Baby arugula is limited and will be ordered for Friday if available.

Thursday 9/09 | Project EATS (New York, NY)
Bok Choy, Baby
Chard
Garlic
Tomatoes, Mixed Cherry (sold by weight)

Project EATS produce will be sold at slightly above wholesale cost — no additional discounts at the register. This allows us to support a small urban farm and offer their produce at a fair price to shoppers. If you receive a discount at the co-op, these items can be purchased with other groceries in the same order, and the POS system will apply your discount to everything except the Project EATS produce.

All orders are scheduled to arrive by early afternoon on their respective days. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Produce Delivery, Tuesday 9/07

Four Seasons Produce:
Apples, Gala — Washington State
Apples, SweeTango — Washington State
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Bananas, Fair Trade — Ecuador/Peru
Broccoli Rabe — California
Burdock Root (Gobo) — Wisconsin
Carrots — California
Cauliflower — California
Cucumbers, Mini Seedless — Canada
Dragon Fruit, Magenta — California
Ginger — Peru
Grapefruit — California
Grapes, Thomcord — California
Kale, Lacinato — California
Limes — Mexico
Limes, Key — California
Mangoes, Tommy Atkins — Mexico
Mushrooms, Cremini — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Portobello — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)
Oranges, Valencia — California
Parsley, Italian — California
Plums, Black — California/Washington State
Pomegranates — California
Raspberries — Mexico
Spinach, Baby — Arizona/California
Star Fruit (Carambola) — Florida
Tomatoes, Roma — Canada
Zucchini — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)

Baldor:
Broccoli — USA/Canada
Corn, Bi-Color — Chenango County, NY (LOCAL)
Mesclun Mix (Salad Greens) — Arizona/California
Sprouts, Alfalfa & Radish Blend — Massachusetts (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Heirloom Cocktail — Milton, NY (LOCAL)

The Four Seasons order is scheduled to arrive in the morning, while the Baldor order will arrive in the afternoon. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Supply notes:
Lettuce and bunched spinach have been limited because of the heat; supplies are expected to improve over the next few weeks.
New York-grown apples will be in stock in mid-September.
Shiitake mushrooms have been limited because of production issues and will be ordered for Wednesday if available.

Wild blueberries from Maine

Well, the berries are in…the Maine wild blueberries from Continuous Harmony Farm came in Tuesday in all their just-picked glory. And make no mistake: wild blueberries are a bona-fide superfruit, packed with brain-healthy anthocyanins (antioxidants.) They are “lowbush” blueberries, and distinct from the commercially-cultivated “highbush” blueberries; wild blueberries have tiny, intense flavor-bombs—some call them berries!

So far I’ve made a few meals out of them—and added them to already-wonderful things. (To quote Mae West: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful!”) And—silly me—I sprang, as I did last year for a full flat of berries; life is too short to deny yourself amazing fruit such as this!

So that they last me throughout the year, I’m taking a half-cup or so of berries, portioning them out into Ziploc™ (or equivalent) bags, and putting most of the bags in the freezer. This is what I did this past year—and actually I have berries left from last year’s harvest! They’re still good; in fact, I was trying to finish them up before this year’s berries arrived.

It’s also worth it to get the freeze-dried berry powder: to add to a bowl of [vegan] yogurt, for instance. This is refreshing whirled as a smoothie, or I prefer it with a handful of the co-op’s MU MU Muesli—the world’s best cereal, in my not-so-humble opinion. Whatever your smoothie recipe, you can up your smoothie game by adding a few teaspoons of this magic powder!

I’m finding I like the frozen berries on top of a bowl of vegan ice cream, and dusted with a bit of cinnamon. (The blueberry pie recipe in The Joy of Cooking calls for seasoning their classic blueberry pie recipe with cinnamon.)

However you choose to enjoy them is up to you! Bon appétit!

—Beth, co-op member

Frozen wild blueberries are available from one of our vendors. If you’d like to place a special order, please email produce@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.

Produce Delivery, Wednesday 7/21 + Thursday 7/22

Wednesday, 7/21
Farms2Tables:
Basil — Tivoli, NY (LOCAL)
Eggplant, Chinese & Japanese — Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL)
Fennel — Chester, NY (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Beefsteak — Hudson, NY (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Sungold Cherry — Chester, NY (LOCAL)

Thursday 7/22
Baldor:
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Carrots — California
Nectarines, Yellow — California
Onions, Yellow — California/Nevada
Strawberries — California

Project EATS / Active Citizen Project (New York, NY):

Cucumbers, Slicing
Kale, Green Curly
Mint

All orders are scheduled to arrive by early afternoon on their respective days. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Produce Delivery, Monday 7/19

Baldor:
Arugula, Baby — Arizona/California
Blueberries — California
Broccoli Rabe — California
Lettuce, Romaine — California
Tomatoes, Roma — Canada

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (Lancaster County, PA):
Cantaloupe, Athena
Cauliflower, Purple
Collard GreensCucumbers, Kirby
Garlic, Cured
Peppers, Purple Bell
Summer Squash, Centercut
Tomatoes, Grape
Tomatoes, Heirloom (Mixed)

Four Seasons Produce:
Avocados, Hass — California
Bananas, Fair Trade — Ecuador/Peru
Celery — California
Cherries, Dark Sweet — Washington State
Figs, Black Mission — California
Ginger — Peru
Grapefruit — California
Limes — Mexico
Mangoes, Ataulfo — Mexico
Mushrooms, Royal Trumpet (King Oyster) — Pennsylvania (LOCAL)
Oranges, Valencia — California
Peaches, White — California
Peaches, Yellow — California
Pluots — California
Strawberries — California

All orders are scheduled to arrive by early afternoon. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

Produce Delivery, Friday 7/16

Ace Natural:
Arugula, Baby — Arizona/California
Bananas — Ecuador/Peru
Ginger — Peru

Baldor:
Blueberries — California
Lemons — USA/Mexico
Nectarines, Yellow — California
Strawberries — California

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative:
Blackberries — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Corn, Bi-Color — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Cucumbers, Slicing — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Garlic, Fresh — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Kale, Lacinato — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Lettuce, Green Romaine — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Cremini — Chester County, PA (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Shiitake — Chester County, PA (LOCAL)
Pineapple — Costa Rica
Potatoes, New Red (first of the season) — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Scallions — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Tomatoes, Mixed Heirloom — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Watermelon, Red Seedless (Mini) — Georgia
Zucchini, Golden — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)

The Lancaster and Ace orders will arrive in the morning, while the Baldor order will arrive this afternoon. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.