Weavers Way Co-op to celebrate 40 years on Sunday

 A scene of the co-op from 1978, five years after it opened. (Courtesy of Weavers Way Co-op)

A scene of the co-op from 1978, five years after it opened. (Courtesy of Weavers Way Co-op)

Weavers Way Co-op will be celebrating 40 years in the community this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Cliveden in Germantown. The event is free and open to the public. 

“After 40 years [the co-op] seems even more vibrant and engaged in the community. None of this would have been possible without the owners who started the the co-op, volunteered at the co-op, and supported each other for so many years,” said Glenn Bergman, general manager of Weavers Way, on the celebration.

A farmers’ market featuring Weavers Way produce will be on-site. In addition, 15 food vendors and Weavers Way chefs will be serving up meals to community members. Chestnut Hill’s Night Kitchen Bakery will be dishing out cake — vegan and non-vegan.

“We will have the grill going and the day will be full of surprises,” said Mary Sweeten, communications director at the co-op. “It’s going to be a good day.”

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Mt. Airy’s Earth Bread + Brewery came up with a special pale ale to celebrate Weavers Way, the name of which will be revealed at 4 p.m. on the day of the celebration. Community members will have the chance to vote on the name this week based on the top 10 suggestions the co-op received during an open call.

The co-op is also organizing a time capsule to put away on Sunday that is meant to be opened in 2053, when the co-op celebrates its 80th anniversary. 

The event will be held rain or shine.  

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