Flatbush Food Co-op Grand Opening tomorrow!

The folks who’ve been bringing organic food to our neighborhood since 1976 are holding the official celebration of their large and beautiful new store tomorrow! Here’s the details:

All are invited to the grand opening celebration to mark Flatbush Food Coop’s move into our newly renovated space at 1415 Cortelyou Rd. The FFC is a community-owned natural foods store that has been providing Brooklyn and greater New York residents with quality organic and natural foods since 1976. The beautiful new space is diagonally across the street and three times the size of its former location, at 1318 Cortelyou Road.

The event will include a ribbon cutting with public officials (1 PM), music, free samples, product demos, raffles, and children’s activities, as well as an opportunity to explore the aisles and purchase from the store’s many offerings. Special new features include a prepared-food and deli section, soup and salad bar, organic coffee and juice bar, and a greatly expanded bulk section with unpackaged nuts, grains, and seeds, as well as herbs and spices. The grab-and-go section spotlights ready-made meals, while other new products include fresh popcorn and peanut butter, bulk cheeses, fresh fish, and organic meats, as well as fresh-baked artisan breads and desserts.

Over the course of its 31-year history, FFC has evolved from an 11-member preorder buying club operating out of the basement of a Midwood home to a thriving store that is open to the public but boasts more than 3,000 member-owners. It has been an anchor business on Cortelyou Road for more than two decades.

Sunday, May 18, 2008
Noon to 5 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 1 p.m.

Buying Fair Trade Coffee at the Flatbush Food Co-op
Buying Fair Trade Coffee at the Flatbush Food Co-op, photo by arimoore

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