Weavers Way is a cooperative food market open to the public. Our mission as a co-op is to provide high-quality, fairly-priced foods, and a broader understanding of their importance to our members and community. We have an ongoing commitment to serve and forge a bond between local sustainable food producers and the co-op community. It is the goal of Weavers Way Cooperative Association to operate a grocery-based consumer organization that is owned and governed by its members, and to build community, both within its membership and in the Northwest Philadelphia area.
One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by having a farm department. Our farm department operates working farms in Northwest Philadelphia that provide learning opportunities for our communities as well as fresh, environmentally responsible food.
At our two farm locations, Weavers Way grows more than fifty different types of vegetables and fruit on 6.5 acres, supplying farmers markets, the Weavers Way Co-op stores and the Henry Got Crops CSA with fresh produce. With roots in a volunteer-run garden, the farms now employ five full-time farmers during the growing season. Community members and students visit the farms and get their hands dirty planting, weeding, harvesting, tasting and learning about growing healthy food. We also donate food to local organizations that serve our communities.