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!

Don’t make toilet paper out of trees, make a tree out of toilet paper!

Discover Who Gives a Crap‘s Limited edition 100% bamboo toilet paper!

“These 48 double length, 3 ply rolls stack to create an eco-friendly tree that gives the happiest room of your home the festive treatment. Wrapped with cheerful ornaments and hidden surprises, this toilet paper makes even the grinchiest go to the bathroom with glee.” (Picture: https://us.whogivesacrap.org/)

$1.66/roll. The company donates 50% of its profits to build toilets around the world. More details: https://us.whogivesacrap.org/products/stackatree

Sign a petition to save NYC Compost Program

As co-operators, it’s safe to say we’re friends of community composting. But recently announced city budget cuts may completely eliminate the NYC Compost Project, Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites, Community Composting, and Outreach for the city’s Curbside Composting / Brown Bin program. Please consider signing this petition to urge NYC’s mayor, sanitation commissioner, and city council to halt the elimination of community compost programs. 

Link to the petition: https://www.grownyc.org/petition#newmode-embed-47342-61846

Community composting ensures 8.3 million pounds of organic waste are processed locally and diverted from landfill each year, and provides 325+ community groups with thousands of pounds of finished compost to enrich our street trees and green spaces while preventing flooding and erosion. Furthermore, there cannot be a successful Curbside Composting program in New York City without the outreach, education, and support provided by community composters. Thank you for your support!

Our fridge is full!

Come taste some of our new products (vegan nut-based cheeses, Sunwink drink, seitan, etc.) and our regular ones (delicious Cocojune and Forager coconut and cashew-based vegan yogurts, kefir, vegan butters and veganaise, various kombucha options, sauerkraut and kimchi, natto, tempeh, etc.). Remember we have BULK tofu, black olives, miso, tamari, spirulina, bee pollen… Just look at the bottom of the fridge!

Shea butter is back in stock!

Shea Butter
Shea Butter Bulk (Photo: Monserrat Soldu)

Organic raw Shea butter was delivered from our supplier Vermont Soap (as of May, 2023), imported from Northern Ghana. It is a great moisturizer and can be used for burns, dry and irritated skin, and wrinkle smoothing.

Produce Delivery, Thursday 6/02

Apricots — California
Lemons — California

Four Seasons Produce:
Apples, Pink Lady — Washington State
Artichokes, Purple — California
Asparagus — California
Bananas, Fair Trade — Ecuador/Peru
Blueberries — Peru
Broccoli Rabe — Arizona/California
Mangoes, Ataulfo — Mexico
Peaches, Yellow — California
Pears, Red Bartlett — Argentina
Shallots — Canada
Squash, Kabocha — Mexico
Tomatoes, Beefsteak — Canada

Both orders arrived in the morning. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards. Cherries, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers are in limited supply and will be ordered for Monday if available.

Produce Delivery, Friday 5/06

Co-op hours:
Friday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m

Broccoli — North Carolina
Lettuce, Red Butter — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Mushrooms, Cremini — Chester County, PA (LOCAL)
Rhubarb — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Scallions — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Spinach — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)

This order from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative is scheduled to arrive in the morning. 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.