Discover our Canaan Products from Palestine

Photos: Canaan (

In order to support Palestinian farmers, the co-op has been selling these products slightly above wholesale costs (with no additional discount at the register) since 2020. Already affected by low yields and COVID, Canaan farmers now have to face roadblocks, violence, and one of their country’s saddest time. More info:

  • Olive Oil (Jenin, Rumi, or Nabali) – from $23.95
  • Maftoul (bulgur couscous, 8.8oz) – $7.55
  • Za’atar (herbs and spices, 2.3oz) – $5.95
  • Freekeh (roasted green durum) – $7.55 (currently out of stock)

Bread Alone Delivery Tuesday, May 28

Greetings, Devotees of Delicious Bread!

This week’s delectable deliveries will be on Tuesday, May 28th, as we honor Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th. Our lineup features the ever-popular San Francisco Sourdough in its unblemished glory, the wholesome and hearty Whole Grain Health, expertly sliced for your convenience, and the delightful Nine Mixed Grain, also available in convenient slices.

A loaf of our uncut bread is yours for only $6.99, while our meticulously sliced varieties are priced at just $6.70 per loaf.

Celebrate Bike Month in May

Ride your bike (or other wheels) to the coop in May, and get an 8% discount on your whole purchase (valid on all items)!

Illustration: Dorothée Pierrard

Members of cycling advocacy organizations (such as @Transportation Alternatives, @WE Bike NYC, @Time’s Up!, @Recycle-A-Bicycle, @Bike New York, etc.), and people coming to the coop on (non electric) bikes, trikes, unicycles, rollerblades, skates, or skateboards will receive an 8% discount at the 4th Street Food Coop in May. Be ready to save!

Thank you for joining our general meeting!

Thank you to all the members who joined our annual in-person meeting on Sunday! It was great to see the energy coming from a lot of new members as well as the long-term ones.

Lots of great ideas have emerged to improve our co-op and keep being the best (and only!) member-run, open to the public, cooperative, organic, zero-waste, local, vegetarian/vegan, affordable, and welcoming store in the East Village!

Thank you @P&T Knitwear for hosting!

New Spices with Burlap & Barrel

A few weeks ago, we added Burlap and Barrel single-origin spices to our selection (most of our teas, herbs & spices are from Mountain Rose). They are available in small-sized glass containers or larger plastic containers, unfortunately not yet available in bulk from this supplier.

Are these packaged spices organic, although none of them are labeled as organic?

You asked, and we reached out to our supplier. Here’s the answer we received: “Most of these packaged spices are grown organically, with some certified by local or European agencies. However, organic certifications are expensive – often too costly for independent farmers to afford. We are working with partner farmers to help them obtain organic certifications. This is why our labeling does not reflect the organic growing process.”

Discover our BULK Pure Soap Flakes products

Pure and natural, plant-based, cleaning and laundry products. Free of additives, enzymes, fragrance, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Made in Minnesota. More info:


Pure Soap Flakes: Small, translucent, crystal like, silky flakes of pure Castile soap concentrate that are saponified from a signature blend of organic vegetable oils of coconut and Smude Sunflower Seed. Melts in water to create a liquid soap, and can be used for bathing, cleaning or laundry; great for people with sensitive skin, babies, and pets! $15.56/lb

Laundry Powder: A special formulation of ground Pure Soap Flakes, aluminum free baking soda, and washing soda. Can be used in HE, front and top loading washing machines. Only 1 tablespoon per load! 2 tablespoons for extra large or soiled load and 3 for super soiled. Add 1 Cup 3% hydrogen peroxide or 1 tablespoon oxygen bleach (sodium percarbonate)
with whites as a natural bleach / Add 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar in the rinse to naturally
condition and soften clothes if needed. $8.19/lb

BULK Dishwasher tabs: Can be used to clean coffee pots too. Ingredients : Baking Soda, Borax, Citric Acid, EcoBleach, Himalayan Salt, Solar Salt and Washing Soda. Shipped in paper bag. Wrapper free. Directions : Toss 1 cube in to automatic dishwasher per cycle.
Fantastic for drains and septic! $9.95/lb