Brooklyn’s Newest Co-op Throws a Fundraising Party, With Some Pretty Sweet Snacks

Cooperative Efforts: Hard at work on the new store. Photo by Kelsy Chauvin/Greene Hill Food Co-Op

Even the most die-hard Manhattanites likely know Brooklyn’s most famous alternative supermarket, the coop in Park Slope that has scored at least three Times profiles in recent years.

But the super successful, work-to-shop grocery known for low prices on excellent quality and sustainably sourced goods is fairly maxed out in terms of new members of late — – there’s practically a waiting list for the waiting list.

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.