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.
The brick and mortar store will open when we have the owner-member support to do so! We need 800 owner-members to be able to sign a lease agreement for a location, and 1,300 owner-members by the time the doors open for business. Become an owner-member today to move us one step closer!
We did it! 353 members by July 17th...but let's keep growing!
News & Events
$10,000 Seed Grant Winner!
We are thrilled to announce that we received a $10,000 Seed Grant from Food Co-op Initiative.
What is F&F? What F&F is NOT.
We have compiled a list of the most asked questions about F&F. You can even download a copy and send it to your friends and co-workers. This grocery store can not be built with out you, so help us spread the word!
Who are our Friends & Farmers?
Our first official Friends & Farmers Map! 335 Friends & 25 Farmers!
Online Market started home delivery option on March 17, 2015.
Order local food and have it delivered to your door! Regional hub pick-up locations are in the works too.
A Vote of Confidence from Food Co-op Initiative
We just received a $10,000 grant from the Food Co-op Initiative! Friends & Farmers is helping to pave the way to higher standard for sourcing locally.
Local Loyalty Program
Did you know over 50 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 April Myers, owner of The Enchanted Kitchen.