What exactly is a Co-op?

What makes a co-op unique is that it is owned and democratically governed by its members, the people who use its products or services, or are employed by the business.  The purpose of the enterprise it to not to accumulate profit for investors, but to meet the goals and aspirations of its members..

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Danielle Adams
Get to know us: Chris

For 14 years, Chris has looked forward to coming to the Co-op and participating in community of customers and workers who all contribute to the feeling of connection and camaraderie that can be palpably felt when you walk through the door…

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Only at the Co-op: Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter

Although health experts recommend extra virgin saturated (like we sell in bulk—the saturated fats help with immunity) or MCT supplement oil (it has a greater concentration of the type of fatty acids that help with dementia), my father-in-law derived remarkable benefit related to neurological challenges by taking the unsaturated oil intended for everyday cooking off the grocery shelf..

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Meet our Board of Directors

From the beginning, one of the main principles of operating Co-ops has been the importance of democratic control, whereby a Co-op’s Board of Directors’ serve as the elected representatives of the membership— ensuring that members’ voices are heard and that the core values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity are upheld. The Board of Directors of our Co-op are deeply involved in ensuring the Co-op’s success and longevity, taking into account the Co-op’s original vision and it’s ability to contribute to our community. Each member is driven and insightful and alots important time out of their calendar each month to spend on brainstorming new strategies for progress. Meet them all (virtually!) below and come to one of the Board of Directors’ meetings held the 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Marbletown Community Center to get involved and meet them all in person!

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Get to know us: Lila Lobdell

Has anyone tried our new Heritage Cookies or homemade granola, perhaps Lila's Raw Pesto? Lila Lobdell is one of our Kitchen Co-Managers who works alongside our other very talented Kitchen Co-Manager, Cari Heberger. Together, they both run our small, but productive kitchen with love and enthusiasm. Read on to learn more about dear Lila- a constant source of light in our Co-op constellation…

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Only at the Co-op: Galangal, Ginger, and Turmeric

If you have visited the Co-op recently, you will notice that we have not just one but three spicy healing rhizomes in our produce section. Rhizomes have roots that grow up and out of the ground, rather than spreading further down into the soil.  Often overlooked, roots such as Galangal, ginger, and Tumeric can add both flavor and medicinal properties to your food…

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Local Farm Highlight: Katherine and Abe's Asian Vegetable CSA

This summer, we have been so excited to offer locally farmed greens such as amaranth and sword lettuce from Katherine and Abe's Asian Vegetable CSA located just a mile from here on High Falls Farm. Growing on a small scale and working primarily by hand, they aim for a minimal reliance on fossil fuels and commit to using no commercial synthetic fungicides or pesticides, even those that are approved for organic use. Now is our chance to learn more about their journey to the Hudson Valley, their food philosophy, and their plans for the future!

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Get to know us: Jake

Since 2010, Jake has been been the unofficial face of the Co-op. Over these eight years he has held a variety of positions, from Cashier, to Weekend Supervisor, to Cashier Supervisor, and now his current role as IT Coordinator…

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High Falls Farm: An Interview with Dyami Soloviev

Located just a mile from the High Falls Food Co-op on the original site of the long loved Mr. Apples Orchard, High Falls Farm is now thriving in it's second season.

Recently, we were able to interview landowner, farmer, mother, and environmental steward of High Falls Farm, Dyami Soloviev…

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Get to know us: Kerry

Since November 2017, Kerry M. has graced the Co-op with her cheerful and hard-working presence. In her role as Grocery Assistant, Kerry helps to order and organize all of the amazing products that we love…

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Meet our Board of Directors!

As Summer 2018 arrives, so does a newly formed Board of Directors for the High Falls Food Co-op. Read on to get a closer look of who they are, and please feel free to attend the next Board of Directors' meeting convening on June 18th at 5:30 PM at the Marbletown Community Center!


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Son of Bee: Raw Honey vs. Bee Pollen

Located in Grahamsville, NY, Son of a Bee is a family business run by James, Theresa, and Nicholas Wells. According to James, the family trade had an unusual start: " My great-grandfather lived in the Adirondacks and was a hard-working man who worked in a GE light-bulb factory. The story goes, that…

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We Love Local: Cowbella Yogurt

We love discovering quality products, especially when they come from local, passionate, ethical and responsible farmers. Products like Cowella Yogurt, a new addition to our dairy coolers. Made in Jefferson, NY by a family in dairy farming for the past seven generations! You can taste the love in Cowbella yogurt. We're so impressed, we want to share more info about Cowbella with you!

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A Bulk Container Update

The pronouncement by the NYS Dept of Health regarding the prohibition of recycled containers for the purchase of nut and seed butters set us back on our heels this January!  Not only does this prevent our members, customers (and us!) from using their preferred glass jars from home, it also seems backward by forcing customers to use the plastic containers for sale in the Bulk Room.

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