Welcome to Friends & Farmers Food Co-op
We are working hard to bring a member-owned grocery store to State College that serves and supports the entire Centre Region. Our focus is to fill our grocery store with as much locally grown and produced food and goods as possible.
In the fall of 2014 we started our Online Market. Launched as a stepping stone to opening a brick and mortar store, the Online Market offers tangible progress toward the Friends & Farmers mission: to support and grow the local food economy while offering customers delicious, locally grown and produced food.
News & Events
March Gladness Campaign! 325 owner-members by April 6th.
Online Market started home delivery option on March 17, 2015.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Visit Stacey on April 10th and 11th at the F&F table in the lobby of the State Theater.
WPSU FM Pledge Drive Phone Bank
Listen in, call in and pledge to WPSU radio while 4 F&F members take calls! Sunday April 12th between 11am-2pm. How many F&F members can we get to call in?
Friends & Farmers Makes Its First Hires!
When the community builds something that does not currently exist, milestones are especially important. The co-op’s latest milestone is all about building the talent to make this vision a reality.
Friends & Farmers recently offered part-time positions to two women who were already fulfilling many of these tasks as volunteers. As the demands of this cooperative increase, the Board of Directors believed it was important to make these roles official, creating a level of accountability inherent in a paid position.
We are pleased to announce Stacey Budd as Outreach Coordinator and Melanie Rosenberger as the new Online Market Manager.
Local Loyalty Program
Did you know over 40 local businesses offer a discount to Friends & Farmers members? Just show your owner-member card to receive a discount and help support other local businesses.
Local Loyalty Spotlight
Get to know the local business owners that support F&F! We ask them 5 question, and post them once a month for our "Friday 5" Local Loyalty Spotlight.
This month, meet Tony Sapia, owner of Gemelli Bakery.