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Friendly City Food Co-op

Friendly City Co-op to mark five-year anniversary

Friendly City Food Co-op is turning five years old. And like any five-year old, they want to have a BIG birthday party – and you’re invited.

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Local food, local fuel, focal finance

Building a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces – from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition.


Sweet as Nature Bakery expands to JMU P.O.D. Market

Sweet as Nature Bakery owner Donna May knows that college students often have good intentions for eating right, but the pace of college life can easily get in the way of making healthy choices at the checkout line.

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents 11th annual Halloween on the Square

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is proud to present the 11th annual Halloween on the Square on Saturday, October 25 from 10am to 2pm in downtown.

Co-op grand opening July 9

Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. with Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr, Harrisonburg Mayor […]

Local cooperatives host Beat the Blahs

Local cooperatives are offering to help you work your way out of those winter doldrums. The event is called Beat The Blahs. Friendly City Food Co-op, Park View Credit Union and the Little Grill are all cooperatives working together for the community to help beat the winter “blahs” this month. Join the event at the […]

Food Co-op closes deals on loan, building contractor

The Friendly City Food Co-op announced today both the closing of a new $50,000 loan from the Staunton Creative Community Fund and the selection of its building contractor, Harman Construction Co. “We couldn’t be more excited,” said Ben Sandel, president of the Friendly City Food Cooperative. “Launching the Friendly City Food Co-op has truly been […]

Food Co-op receives $100K in new loans

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Friendly City Food Co-op announced last week that is has made major progress in its member-loan campaign with the receipt of several loans totaling nearly $100,000. The loans propel its loan drive beyond the halfway mark.

Friendly City Food Co-op reaches out

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Friendly City Food Co-op is holding a membership drive. A representative will be available throughout the day in three locations: A Bowl of Good Café, 7-10 a.m., The Hardesty Higgins House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and The Artful Dodger. 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. […]

Co-op makes headway with member loan effort

The statistics are in for the first two weeks of the Friendly City Food Co-op Member Loan Campaign. The Co-op has raised $176,000 towards the goal of $600,000. Of the FCFC members who were contacted by phone, 24 percent have made a loan or loan commitment.

Friendly City announces Member Loan Campaign

The Friendly City Food Coop is moving into a new phase of development that has the potential to lead to the start of store renovations. Member-Owners of the co-op are being asked to make interest-bearing loans in order to raise owner equity in the store. The goal for the loan campaign is to raise $600,000 […]

Co-op announces office location

Friendly City Food Co-op announces a new administrative office location. New memberships are now being accepted at their office on the third floor of the Bank of America Building in Harrisonburg on the corner of Main Street and Market Street in Suite 302. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9AM until 4PM or appointments […]