Closed for July 4th

July 4, 2015 - 8:00am - 7:00pm
24 Elm St. Potsdam NY

The Co-op will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Our regular hours will resume on Sunday, July 5. We hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

Core Workers Needed

Have some free time and want to get more involved at the Co-op? Then you're in luck, because we have a variety of Core-Worker openings in our Carriage House Bakery & Deli! No experience is necessary, however you must be a current Member-Owner who is available to work one of these three hours shifts every week. Core-Workers play an integral role in our operations, so you must be dependable. You will receive one week's worth of a 20% discount for every three hours that you work.

Available Shifts:

  • Monday:  7-10 am  Bakery Prep
  • Tuesday:  7-10 am  Bakery Prep
  • Tuesday:  2-5 pm  Bakery Prep
  • Wednesday:  2-5 pm Deli Prep
  • Friday:  7-10 am Bakery Prep 
  • Saturday:  7-10 am Bakery Prep

If interested, then please contact Chris at (315)265-4630.

June Sales

Click on the attached sales flyers to see the great deals that we have going on this month!

Juanita's First Thursday Creations

July 2, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Potsdam Co-op - 24 Elm St. Potsdam

Ratatouille with Tempeh will be the featured recipe for Juanita's 1st Thursday Creation on July 2nd at the Potsdam Food Co-op. From 3:30 – 5:30pm you can try this tasty dish, talk with Juanita, and take home a recipe.

While tofu is more well known in this country, tempeh is a superstar in its own right, very high in protein and manganese, but also rich in riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, copper, iron, and calcium. Tempeh is a soybean derived food originating in Indonesia, where it is used as a nutritious staple.

Tempeh uses the whole soybean which is softened by soaking, then dehulled, partly cooked, and ultimately culminating in the fermentation process. This amazing food is more tasty than tofu, as tempeh's textured, nutty flavor can be used in stir fries, stews, and soups. Low in sodium and cholesterol free, it is a healthy choice for more than just vegetarians. If you are looking for an imaginative way to use teeming zucchini at summer's end, this recipe is for you. This meal can be made in just minutes, and the couscous and tempeh combination make for a high protein meal, while the vegetables provide a high fiber, high nutrient dish. Altogether, this is a winner for all palettes (and a great way to keep your neighbors from hiding when they see you with bags of zucchini!).

Buying Club Online Ordering

Take advantage of our Buying Club from home by using our online service! Member/Owners can sign up for a Buying Club account online at, or by using the link under the Buying Club heading in the left sidebar. It may take up to three days for an account to be activated. Once there, you can search UNFI's catalog and add items to your cart. The order will be locked from Monday at 6 a.m. until Tuesday at 4 p.m. so that we may place and process the order. We will email you an invoice for your records and have a printed copy in the store that you can use to purchase your goods. If you have any questions about how the system works, please do not hesitate to call and ask. You may also visit the "Information" link in the left sidebar for more details.

About the Potsdam Food Co-op


The Potsdam Co-op is a member-owned and operated natural foods cooperative where everyone is welcome to shop and anyone can join.

The Co-op was established in 1973 and has been dedicated to meeting the community's need for specialty and whole foods at the lowest possible cost ever since. Now in its fifth location, the Co-op remains a locally-owned business whose members volunteer to work alongside paid staff to keep the shelves stocked and the store running.

 As a member of the local community interested in its well being, we attempt to use local sources whenever feasible. We strive to provide a pleasant shopping experience and working environment, with an emphasis on education shared information, and developing our relationship with the community. We encourage environmental respect through the manner in which we conduct our daily operations.

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