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!
News & Events
2nd Annual Member Meeting
Save the Date! Friday October 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in State College.
Meet the Co-op
We are holding a series small meetings throughout the next couple months. If you or your friends & neighbors have questions about the co-op, plan to come to one of these meetings!
Finally, the news we've been bursting to share: The United States Department of Agriculture just announced that the Friends & Farmers Cooperative Online Market received a $92,000 USDA grant to increase local food consumption and production in Centre County.
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!
They said YES!
We demonstrated our potential and explained our rationale and approach. And we won a tremendous investment in our co-op and our community from the most influential funding source in agriculture...
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.