Modified Store Hours and Limited Home Delivery in Response to COVID-19

We’ve changed open hours to manage larger deliveries while maintaining safe staffing levels at the co-op. 

Store hours (updated 7/27)
Please call to confirm: 212.674.3623
Monday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 to 7 p.m. (We’re opening later to stock.)
Thursday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 7 p.m.

For more about our response , see our Response to COVID-19.

During this public health crisis, the co-op is offering free home delivery for high-risk individuals, including the elderly, pregnant, and immunocompromised. A few of our working members have volunteered to deliver groceries to those who live within a 1-mile radius of the co-op. We are also offering shoppers the option to pre-order groceries for pickup. If interested, please email produce@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.

Response to COVID-19

The 4th Street Food Co-op is open. We intend to keep serving our community while responding to changing conditions.  We support evidence-based public health measures to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s impact and are paying attention to ordinances from federal, state, and local agencies. 

We have bolstered our hygiene protocols to minimize risk to members and shoppers. To that end, we are limiting the total number of people in the store to four at any one time. We will close to shoppers during cleaning and while we process deliveries, which have doubled in size to meet increased demand. These (and future) measures will likely impact shopping; they’ll also help keep the co-op open. Your understanding is appreciated.

We ask that you do your part in protecting our community.  Our goal is to get shoppers in and out as quickly as possible, so that we may serve more people and decrease person-to-person time:

  • Come prepared with a shopping list, minimize conversation, and have only 1 person from your household do your shopping, when possible. 
  • Use our sink to wash your hands with soap before you shop or work a shift, after eating, using the toilet, or after touching your face.  If someone asks you to wash your hands, please do – we’re in this together. If a skin condition precludes handwashing, take a new pair of disposable gloves and replace as needed to avoid cross-contamination while in the store.
  • Try to leave 6 feet between yourself and others when you’re in the store. You’re welcome to step outside while you wait for your turn at the register; just let us know.
  • Handle your own groceries at the register when shopping.
  • If you need to eat while on shift or shopping, step outside to do so.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, please do so in your elbow if you do not have a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it in the trash and wash your hands again.

We ask that you do not enter the co-op if you’re unwell, especially if you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing. Local volunteers have organized free shopping and delivery service for those in need. Contact coronacouriers@protonmail.com or https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com.

We’ll continue to update information. Feel free to call ahead to make sure we are open or ask what’s in stock at +1 212 674-3623.

Urgent Whole Fennel Seed Recall

Mountain Rose Herbs is voluntarily recalling whole fennel seeds from lot #25031 due to a secondary test indicating the presence of salmonella. If you bought whole fennel seeds after May, you may have purchased a portion of the recalled lot. You can return the whole fennel seeds at the coop for a refund. Please bring a receipt if you have it.

Consequently, we will be out of fennel seeds for awhile. Thank you for your cooperation.

Get a Healthy Start

Chopped carrots, collards and sliced beets and lemons.

Join the 4th Street Food Coop today and save when you shop with us all year round.

Our nonworking memberships start at $60, but if you have 2.25 free hours a week and can work at the coop when we have an open shift, you can join as a working member. Working memberships start at $48. We also offer low-income working memberships and shared working memberships if you’d like to alternate a weekly shift with a friend. Orientations occur every month and it’s all up to you–no pressure–though we hope you’ll join us.

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