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.
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.
I was so excited to see plantains at the co-op a couple of
weeks ago because I finally got the chance to try out this recipe from The
Kitchenista Diaries for plantains stuffed with black beans and cheese.
One of my favorite things about shopping at the co-op is the
high quality seasonal produce. These plantains were grown in Mexico and sold
through Organics Unlimited, an organization known for its strong commitment to
social responsibility. Their Giving
Resources and Opportunities to Workers (GROW) program helps provide clean
drinking water and educational, dental and vision services for farm workers and
Jen’s Little Pies are delicious, delectable little treats that we’ll start selling Saturday March 23rd for $6 each. These apple, blueberry, and coconut pies are made with organic ingredients available at the co-op, except for the organic wild blueberries that are not available in the store.
The Lefferts Community Food Co-op needs help to become financially stable, add more products, and improve their store. Please support their efforts by donating or sharing their campaign with your network. We need more co-ops, not less!
One of our newest products is Lavva yogurt. It’s a delicious vegan and gluten-free yogurt made with coconut, lime, plantain, cassava, and the southeast Asian Pili nut. See the Lavva website for more information.