Category Archives: Current Affairs

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USDA Issues Major Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Farms

Compassion over Killing (cok.net) posted this recent article: In its last major move under the Obama administration, last week the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced comprehensive new animal welfare standards governing organic farms. The sweeping changes are important … Continue reading

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January miso making workshop a success!

    3 participants had a fun time in the 4th Street Food Co-op’s Miso Making Workshop with working member Kumiko. Thank you for joining DoMiso at the Co-op! Next workshop will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017 1-2pm

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Only 21 days of our fridge repair fund left

Our produce fridge was recently fixed, but we still owe on repair costs. We are $1155 away from paying off this unanticipated expenditure.  For decades, the 4th Street Food Co-op has provided the NYC community with high-quality, affordable organic food … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Chocolate NY Screening

The lovely Grenada Chocolate Company bars that we sell at the co-op have an interesting backstory–one that is detailed in the documentary Nothing Like Chocolate, by Kum-Kum Bhavnani. Grenada Chocolate Company is one of the few chocolate producers that manufacture … Continue reading

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Pendulum Swings play Tompkins Square Park tonight

If the weather holds, you’ll have a chance to see co-op member Jason Trachtenburg with band members Pendulum Swings before the screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight in Tompkins Square Park. Jason’s group was kind enough to provide a … Continue reading

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Bike Parking Approved on East 4th Street

It’s official! After meetings with the CB3 Transportation committee, and with the full board on Tuesday night, the path is clear for the NYC DOT to install a twenty-space bike corral in front of the 4th Street Food Co-op. There … Continue reading

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MHA Co-op Conversion

Tenants of the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association, the co-op’s landlord,  are buying their units for $250 according to long time goals, as explained in this Villager article: In 1990, the Cooper Square Committee signed a memorandum of understanding with … Continue reading

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Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Grand Opening Saturday

From MORUS (Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space): We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 8 for MoRUS’s grand opening. We will kickstart the event at 3 p.m. with a chain cutting ceremony led by Councilmember Rosie Mendez. Afterwards, … Continue reading

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RIP Fab Cafe UPDATE

The 4th Street Food Co-op is saddened to learn that the FAB Cafe on our block is closing. The non-profit cafe staffed by artists for the benefit of the neighborhood will be missed. We are looking forward to a continuation … Continue reading

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Post-Sandy: Co-op Open During Daylight Hours (Cash Only)

Dear co-op members and shoppers, We will do our best to be open during daylight hours today and Friday, Nov. 1-2. Please call the store to be sure: 212.674.3623. Note: Cash only, please. Most bulk goods are in good supply. … Continue reading

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