GROWING OUR CO-OP TOGETHER
Join us in building a year-round direct market that connects local producers with consumers. We're producing a robust local economy by promoting local farms, providing healthy foods, while revitalizing the village center.
Producers who need a commercial 20C kitchen for baking or creating a value added product can rent this facility.
Buys directly from Co-op producers supporting seasonal and sustainable local to-go foods directly to you.
Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Compassion Juicery Hours:
Fri-Sun 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Providing fresh from the fields and direct-market consumer sales where 75-82% of each dollar goes back to the person who grew or made the food.
Mon - Thurs 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri - Sun 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
The Philmont Cooperative was founded in 2012 and developed by a collaborative team of residents, farmers, and business owners who believe in improving access to local food and care about where food comes from, how it’s grown, and animal well-being. We believe in strengthening community bonds through collaboration. Our coop will help produce a robust and equitable local economy.
The Philmont Cooperative is based on a business model originally developed by Local Roots Cooperative in Wooster, Ohio, in 2009 with the help of small farmers. The model is dedicated to supporting a year-round direct-market where producers do not have to be on-site, allowing farmers to stay in their fields and gardens and expand production.
The Co-op was assisted by Philmont Beautification, Inc., (PBI). PBI, is a non-profit community development organization, which served on the collaboration team and turned a former gas station/convenience store into the current kitchen and co-op. Through the support of local donors, matched with state and foundation grants, the store was re-purposed into a co-op and commercial kitchen completed in 2017.
We hope you will consider becoming a member and joining us.
Philmont Market and Café Cooperative is a producer / consumer, cooperatively owned market, commercial kitchen and café, which cultivates a community-based food system and provides equitable access to affordable, nutritious foods; strengthens our local economy; and fosters sustainable living.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY-BASED FOOD SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Shoppers can browse our Market of seasonal produce, frozen meat, fresh baked goods, dairy, and more, most sold directly from our network of producer-member-owners. Our Café serves a daily breakfast and lunch six days a week that highlights the good things coming from local farms. A Commercial Kitchen on-site with low and reasonable rental charges by the hour, day, or by the month allows food entrepreneurs, chefs, and caterers to start and grow their businesses affordably.
Whether it’s on the shelf, in the freezer, in the market, used in the kitchen, or served from the Café the market foods are 99% sourced from local New York producers including, vegetables and fruits, dairy, meats, breads, fresh baked goods, honey, syrups, and more. Fair trade products like, sugar, oils, rice, and other international foods not grown or produced in New York State will also be carried by the Philmont Cooperative.
Our co-op market helps local farmers expand their direct-market consumer base beyond their farm. Consumers gain access to healthy food and their purchases bolster the local economy. This allows the farmer to spend more time involved directly with their farm and that in turn can increase their productivity and increase sales to kitchen value-added producers which can help farmers reduce waste.
We work directly with our community of growers and producers who set up their own market displays so consumers can learn about what farm the food comes from, the growing practices used and the people who worked to bring it to you.
We strive to put as much money back into the farmer’s pocket where a majority of each purchase is returned back to local farms and producers through a sophisticated labeling system which identifies the source of individual products.
Events and Community Involvement
Besides offering healthy food, it is the goal of the co-op to foster education and spirit within the Philmont community. To that end, the Philmont Cooperative will host events, including meet-ups, chef seminars, cooking classes and kids cooking events. Experts in their fields will bring interested groups to the kitchen to demonstrate and lecture on topics of relevance to the community. If you are interested in participating in any of these programs, call or email us to schedule your event.
Philmont Cooperative is a great place to meet, shop, eat and volunteer.
Run longer on local, keeping money and good food in our community.
Helping to keep costs low allowing the Co-op to return as much money back to local farms and producers as possible.