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To Park Slope Food Co-op or not?


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To Park Slope Food Co-op or not?

vvv03 | | Jul 29, 2007 03:36 PM

Okay, so I've lived in Park Slope for nearly four years and I can't count the number of times I've been tempted to join the food co-op. So far I've resisted for the top two reasons people resist being a part of it -- I can't stand the sanctimonious People's Republic of Organica demographic that is famous for being members there and more importantly, I work fulltime and have two young kids -- my time is quite precious. That said, after buying another quart of nearly rotten mealy strawberries from the 7th Ave and Garfield bodega, I can't help but think yet again that maybe this is something I should consider. So do you mind if we start this tired old thread one more time? Is it worth it? In the summer I hit the GAP farmer's market, but what about the winter? I still go, but one can only have so much kale until the need for different produce becomes too great. Is the produce at the co-op great and varied year round? And if it is worth it, what are the best jobs to do there? I'm looking for one that isn't complete drudgery and -- please don't flame me for saying this because I know how awful it sounds, but -- one that the cool people do. When I say cool I just mean not the sanctimommies, etc. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. I know some people will say try Fairway, but we don't have a car. And some will say Trader Joe's is coming (can't wait!!!) but their produce leaves something to be desired.

Thanks in advance for chiming in!