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Weaver's Way Co-op


Tags: agriculture, collective, community, coop, cooperative, grow, lots, market, ownership, Philadelphia, urban

A model farm and co-op in Philadelphia, with diverse yet integrated operations.

Weaver’s Way Co-op began life in 1973 as a tiny storefront in Philadelpha’s West Mt. Airy neighborhood and, since then, has grown to include a credit union (opened 1977), four farm sites, and a roster of community outreach programs. Weaver’s Way offers a model of diverse yet integrated operations, but each of these aspects of the co-op presents an interesting case study in its own right. Like Mariposa Co-op in West Philadelphia, Weaver’s Way has recently unveiled a new online interface both for publicity and to benefit operations. The Weaver’s website offers information on how to start your own co-op, progress on each of the four farms, and details about apprenticeships and member benefits/responsibilities, among other pertinent topics.


Weaver's Way Co-op

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