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Pictures of past permablitz and our upcoming mobile Farmacy order your fresh local chemical free food today from the Suncoast co-op!


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Want bigger plants and a lush vegetable garden this season?
Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Vegan Cookies
  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy a vegan protein source
  • Papaya Plants
  • Summer Greens Mix
  • Essential Oils
  • Local Pork meat!
  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Purslane
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

UPCOMING CHANGES

Above is a picture of the " mobile Farmacy" that the Habitat for Humanity is building for our co-op. In the next few weeks we will be moving the location of the pick-ups outdoors.

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden located at the rear at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Latest Youtube
Permablitz: Deidra’s House! Sheet mulching, Hugelkulture, Worm composting Port Richey, Florida

We had a permablitz this morning where a group of our Suncoast Co-op members got together to set-up an edible garden for someone who’s volunteered at 3 or more permablitzs. Check out the video of our event and please share to your friends! Like to get more people to see the video for us. Thanks! Lets make it go viral eating the suburbs one lawn at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnpbYr-XUY

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Pick-up fresh local food till you can pick up your order on Saturday.

Lettuce Beat Crime
August 20th 6pm
5919 Main St., New Port Richey, Florida

RSVP and add friends on facebook: Facebook RSVP
We are calling out our co-op community! “Rally the Troops!” Every volunteer who comes out to represent the co-op will get a free co-op button. Support the co-op by attending the August 20th Vox Pop for City of New Port Richey’s council meeting. Our co-op will be vox poping about our plan to grow community gardens througout the Suncoast/Nature coast area and our demonstration gardens at Kinship Garden and Peace Learning garden. We have a plan to show how grassroots mobilization we can Lettuce have peace in our community !

Stay for the duration of the City council meeting to learn about our city’s Environmental committee who will be going over how the past year they have been promoting the development of an Ordinance to allow community gardens in New Port Richey as well as a Free seed lending library located at the New Port Richey library. Support the Environmental board of your city’s plan to bring community gardens.

We want to show the city how together we can cooperate to transform the landscapes into edible landscapes that we can cooperatively work and benefit from lower of crime, production of local food, and a renewal of community civic spirit and pride in New Port Richey. Lettuce have peace!

Scientific studies show that crime decreases in neighborhoods as the amount of green space increases and that vegetation has been seen to alleviate mental fatigue, one of the precursors to violent behavior (Kuo and Sullivan, 2001). • Community gardening is recognized by many police departments as an effective community crime prevention strategy. “In Philadelphia, burglaries and thefts in one precinct dropped by 90 percent after police helped residents clean up vacant lots and plant gardens” (“Healing America’s cities” p. 5-6, as cited in Englander, 2001). From: http://www.communitygarden.org/docs/learn/articles/multiple_benefits.pdf

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

Request for Proposal of Events: We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future local food related events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Order your fresh local chemical free food from www.suncoastco-op.com, ordering online closes Thursday Noon


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Vegan Cookies
  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy a vegan protein source
  • Papaya Plants
  • Summer Greens Mix
  • Essential Oils
  • Local Pork meat!
  • Frozen Tart Cherries
  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

UPCOMING CHANGES
In the near future we will be moving our market pick-ups from the cafe area inside the Habitat back into the Kinship garden area at the rear of the Habitat for Humanity. This week nothing is changed but look towards this shift over the next couple of weeks we will have signs and emails letting you know when we do shift. We are in need of supplies and will be putting a comprehensive wishlist in the near future. The short list right now is:

  • Tarps (any size)
  • Tents – preferably 10ftx10ft or larger.
  • Chest Freezer
  • Paint – We will be painting our logo on the trailer. less then 1 gallon (blue, yellow, green, purple, red)
  • Plastic bins for orders
  • Shelving of any sort
  • Nursery gear: Used pots, Seed trays, labels, seeds, seed starting gear of any sort.
We feel this shift will be good overall as people will directly see where the food is growing, we will have a mobile refrigerated trailer with more room, we will have to set-up some shaded areas and social area that will be our own area. If you would like to assist us in the changes we are going to be working on Friday 9am-Noon at the Habitat for Humanity this week. Together we can keep growing our co-op and get ready for the next big season this fall when lots of fresh veggies will be more available due to season changes. All hands on deck, many hands makes light work! Aug. 10th we have another permablitz set-up, Aug. 24th a big seed starting party for the Kinship Garden is going on as well. Get involved and help the co-op grow together we can transform the West Pasco area and beyond by showing how cooperative we all can be pitching in to make a difference and a new local economy of fresh local healthy food.

Your voluntary participation is essential to the success of our co-op and local food in our area!

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden located at the rear at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
Permablitz: Deidra’s House! Sheet mulching, Hugelkulture, Worm composting Port Richey, Florida

We had a permablitz this morning where a group of our Suncoast Co-op members got together to set-up an edible garden for someone who’s volunteered at 3 or more permablitzs. Check out the video of our event and please share to your friends! Like to get more people to see the video for us. Thanks! Lets make it go viral eating the suburbs one lawn at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnpbYr-XUY

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Pick-up fresh local food till you can pick up your order on Saturday.

Permablitz: Kinship Garden
August 10th
9am-2pm
4131 Madison Street
Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of two or more people come together to achieve the following:

  • create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
  • share skills related to permaculture, the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and other sustainable living ideas
  • build community networks
  • have fun
    Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, where you learn a lot, share food, get some exercise and have a wonderful time.
    If you come to three or more permablitzes we can help organize one at your house. That’s right. Permablitz is based on reciprocal volunteer support. Once you’ve been to a few we will help connect you to a volunteer or professional permaculture designer, help you plan your blitz, promote it, and co-ordinate it on your day. For free.
    In addition to having a Permablitz, we will be celebrating our work with a Potluck, so bring something delicious! To keep it a green event please try to remember to bring your own utensils as well!! See you soon!!!

Lettuce Beat Crime
August 20th 6pm
5919 Main St., New Port Richey, Florida

RSVP and add friends on facebook: Facebook RSVP
We are calling out our co-op community! “Rally the Troops!” Every volunteer who comes out to represent the co-op will get a free co-op button. Support the co-op by attending the August 20th Vox Pop for City of New Port Richey’s council meeting. Our co-op will be vox poping about our plan to grow community gardens througout the Suncoast/Nature coast area and our demonstration gardens at Kinship Garden and Peace Learning garden. We have a plan to show how grassroots mobilization we can Lettuce have peace in our community !

Stay for the duration of the City council meeting to learn about our city’s Environmental committee who will be going over how the past year they have been promoting the development of an Ordinance to allow community gardens in New Port Richey as well as a Free seed lending library located at the New Port Richey library. Support the Environmental board of your city’s plan to bring community gardens.

We want to show the city how together we can cooperate to transform the landscapes into edible landscapes that we can cooperatively work and benefit from lower of crime, production of local food, and a renewal of community civic spirit and pride in New Port Richey. Lettuce have peace!

Scientific studies show that crime decreases in neighborhoods as the amount of green space increases and that vegetation has been seen to alleviate mental fatigue, one of the precursors to violent behavior (Kuo and Sullivan, 2001). • Community gardening is recognized by many police departments as an effective community crime prevention strategy. “In Philadelphia, burglaries and thefts in one precinct dropped by 90 percent after police helped residents clean up vacant lots and plant gardens” (“Healing America’s cities” p. 5-6, as cited in Englander, 2001). From: http://www.communitygarden.org/docs/learn/articles/multiple_benefits.pdf

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Online market is open for ordering till Thursday Noon @ www.suncoastco-op.com


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy a vegan protein source
  • Papaya Plants
  • Summer Greens Mix
  • Essential Oils
  • Local Pork meat!
  • Frozen Tart Cherries
  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

UPCOMING CHANGES
In the near future we will be moving our market pick-ups from the cafe area inside the Habitat back into the Kinship garden area at the rear of the Habitat for Humanity. This week nothing is changed but look towards this shift over the next couple of weeks we will have signs and emails letting you know when we do shift. We are in need of supplies and will be putting a comprehensive wishlist in the near future. The short list right now is:

  • Tarps (any size)
  • Tents – preferably 10ftx10ft or larger.
  • Chest Freezer
  • Paint – We will be painting our logo on the trailer. less then 1 gallon (blue, yellow, green, purple, red)
  • Plastic bins for orders
  • Shelving of any sort
  • Nursery gear: Used pots, Seed trays, labels, seeds, seed starting gear of any sort.
We feel this shift will be good overall as people will directly see where the food is growing, we will have a mobile refrigerated trailer with more room, we will have to set-up some shaded areas and social area that will be our own area. If you would like to assist us in the changes we are going to be working on Friday 9am-Noon at the Habitat for Humanity this week. Together we can keep growing our co-op and get ready for the next big season this fall when lots of fresh veggies will be more available due to season changes. All hands on deck, many hands makes light work! Aug. 10th we have another permablitz set-up, Aug. 24th a big seed starting party for the Kinship Garden is going on as well. Get involved and help the co-op grow together we can transform the West Pasco area and beyond by showing how cooperative we all can be pitching in to make a difference and a new local economy of fresh local healthy food.

Your voluntary participation is essential to the success of our co-op and local food in our area!

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden located at the rear at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
Permablitz: Deidra’s House! Sheet mulching, Hugelkulture, Worm composting Port Richey, Florida

We had a permablitz this morning where a group of our Suncoast Co-op members got together to set-up an edible garden for someone who’s volunteered at 3 or more permablitzs. Check out the video of our event and please share to your friends! Like to get more people to see the video for us. Thanks! Lets make it go viral eating the suburbs one lawn at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnpbYr-XUY

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Pick-up fresh local food till you can pick up your order on Saturday.

Permablitz: Kinship Garden
August 10th
9am-2pm
4131 Madison Street
Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of two or more people come together to achieve the following:

  • create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
  • share skills related to permaculture, the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and other sustainable living ideas
  • build community networks
  • have fun
    Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, where you learn a lot, share food, get some exercise and have a wonderful time.
    If you come to three or more permablitzes we can help organize one at your house. That’s right. Permablitz is based on reciprocal volunteer support. Once you’ve been to a few we will help connect you to a volunteer or professional permaculture designer, help you plan your blitz, promote it, and co-ordinate it on your day. For free.
    In addition to having a Permablitz, we will be celebrating our work with a Potluck, so bring something delicious! To keep it a green event please try to remember to bring your own utensils as well!! See you soon!!!

Lettuce Beat Crime
August 20th 6pm
5919 Main St., New Port Richey, Florida

RSVP and add friends on facebook: Facebook RSVP
We are calling out our co-op community! “Rally the Troops!” Every volunteer who comes out to represent the co-op will get a free co-op button. Support the co-op by attending the August 20th Vox Pop for City of New Port Richey’s council meeting. Our co-op will be vox poping about our plan to grow community gardens througout the Suncoast/Nature coast area and our demonstration gardens at Kinship Garden and Peace Learning garden. We have a plan to show how grassroots mobilization we can Lettuce have peace in our community !

Stay for the duration of the City council meeting to learn about our city’s Environmental committee who will be going over how the past year they have been promoting the development of an Ordinance to allow community gardens in New Port Richey as well as a Free seed lending library located at the New Port Richey library. Support the Environmental board of your city’s plan to bring community gardens.

We want to show the city how together we can cooperate to transform the landscapes into edible landscapes that we can cooperatively work and benefit from lower of crime, production of local food, and a renewal of community civic spirit and pride in New Port Richey. Lettuce have peace!

Scientific studies show that crime decreases in neighborhoods as the amount of green space increases and that vegetation has been seen to alleviate mental fatigue, one of the precursors to violent behavior (Kuo and Sullivan, 2001). • Community gardening is recognized by many police departments as an effective community crime prevention strategy. “In Philadelphia, burglaries and thefts in one precinct dropped by 90 percent after police helped residents clean up vacant lots and plant gardens” (“Healing America’s cities” p. 5-6, as cited in Englander, 2001). From: http://www.communitygarden.org/docs/learn/articles/multiple_benefits.pdf

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Order your fresh local chemical free food from www.suncoastco-op.com, ordering online closes Thursday Noon


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy a vegan protein source
  • Summer Greens Mix
  • Essential Oils
  • Local Pork meat!
  • Frozen Tart Cherries
  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

UPCOMING CHANGES
In the near future we will be moving our market pick-ups from the cafe area inside the Habitat back into the Kinship garden area at the rear of the Habitat for Humanity. This week nothing is changed but look towards this shift over the next couple of weeks we will have signs and emails letting you know when we do shift. We are in need of supplies and will be putting a comprehensive wishlist in the near future. The short list right now is:

  • Tarps (any size)
  • Tents – preferably 10ftx10ft or larger.
  • Chest Freezer
  • Paint – We will be painting our logo on the trailer. less then 1 gallon (blue, yellow, green, purple, red)
  • Plastic bins for orders
  • Shelving of any sort
  • Nursery gear: Used pots, Seed trays, labels, seeds, seed starting gear of any sort.
We feel this shift will be good overall as people will directly see where the food is growing, we will have a mobile refrigerated trailer with more room, we will have to set-up some shaded areas and social area that will be our own area. If you would like to assist us in the changes we are going to be working on Friday 9am-Noon at the Habitat for Humanity this week. Together we can keep growing our co-op and get ready for the next big season this fall when lots of fresh veggies will be more available due to season changes. All hands on deck, many hands makes light work! Aug. 10th we have another permablitz set-up, Aug. 24th a big seed starting party for the Kinship Garden is going on as well. Get involved and help the co-op grow together we can transform the West Pasco area and beyond by showing how cooperative we all can be pitching in to make a difference and a new local economy of fresh local healthy food.

Your voluntary participation is essential to the success of our co-op and local food in our area!

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden located at the rear at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
Permablitz: Deidra’s House! Sheet mulching, Hugelkulture, Worm composting Port Richey, Florida

We had a permablitz this morning where a group of our Suncoast Co-op members got together to set-up an edible garden for someone who’s volunteered at 3 or more permablitzs. Check out the video of our event and please share to your friends! Like to get more people to see the video for us. Thanks! Lets make it go viral eating the suburbs one lawn at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnpbYr-XUY

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Pick-up fresh local food till you can pick up your order on Saturday.

Fresh Friday Aug. 2nd
5pm at Railroad square one block east of Main Street on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Blvd and Adams Street

Description: Held in downtown New Port Richey, Railroad Square, one block east of Grand on Nebraska Avenue and Cavalaire Square located between Nebraska & Missouri Avenues. Experience a multitude of vendors who sell produce, plants & flowers, cooked and prepared specialty foods such as: fish, meats, cheeses, bakery items, jellies & jams, honey, nuts, coffee, ethnic foods and so much more. These products vary from week to week so there is always something new. There will be demonstrations, gardening tips and live entertainment from local artists.

Permablitz: Kinship Garden
August 10th
9am-2pm
4131 Madison Street
Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of two or more people come together to achieve the following:

  • create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
  • share skills related to permaculture, the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, and other sustainable living ideas
  • build community networks
  • have fun
    Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, where you learn a lot, share food, get some exercise and have a wonderful time.
    If you come to three or more permablitzes we can help organize one at your house. That’s right. Permablitz is based on reciprocal volunteer support. Once you’ve been to a few we will help connect you to a volunteer or professional permaculture designer, help you plan your blitz, promote it, and co-ordinate it on your day. For free.
    In addition to having a Permablitz, we will be celebrating our work with a Potluck, so bring something delicious! To keep it a green event please try to remember to bring your own utensils as well!! See you soon!!!

Lettuce Beat Crime
August 20th 6pm
5919 Main St., New Port Richey, Florida

RSVP and add friends on facebook: Facebook RSVP
We are calling out our co-op community! “Rally the Troops!” Every volunteer who comes out to represent the co-op will get a free co-op button. Support the co-op by attending the August 20th Vox Pop for City of New Port Richey’s council meeting. Our co-op will be vox poping about our plan to grow community gardens througout the Suncoast/Nature coast area and our demonstration gardens at Kinship Garden and Peace Learning garden. We have a plan to show how grassroots mobilization we can Lettuce have peace in our community !

Stay for the duration of the City council meeting to learn about our city’s Environmental committee who will be going over how the past year they have been promoting the development of an Ordinance to allow community gardens in New Port Richey as well as a Free seed lending library located at the New Port Richey library. Support the Environmental board of your city’s plan to bring community gardens.

We want to show the city how together we can cooperate to transform the landscapes into edible landscapes that we can cooperatively work and benefit from lower of crime, production of local food, and a renewal of community civic spirit and pride in New Port Richey. Lettuce have peace!

Scientific studies show that crime decreases in neighborhoods as the amount of green space increases and that vegetation has been seen to alleviate mental fatigue, one of the precursors to violent behavior (Kuo and Sullivan, 2001). • Community gardening is recognized by many police departments as an effective community crime prevention strategy. “In Philadelphia, burglaries and thefts in one precinct dropped by 90 percent after police helped residents clean up vacant lots and plant gardens” (“Healing America’s cities” p. 5-6, as cited in Englander, 2001). From: http://www.communitygarden.org/docs/learn/articles/multiple_benefits.pdf

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Online market is open for ordering till Thursday Noon @ www.suncoastco-op.com


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Essential Oils
  • Local Pork meat!
  • Frozen Tart Cherries
  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden behind Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
Permablitz: Deidra’s House! Sheet mulching, Hugelkulture, Worm composting Port Richey, Florida

We had a permablitz this morning where a group of our Suncoast Co-op members got together to set-up an edible garden for someone who’s volunteered at 3 or more permablitzs. Check out the video of our event and please share to your friends! Like to get more people to see the video for us. Thanks! Lets make it go viral eating the suburbs one lawn at a time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycnpbYr-XUY

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Order your fresh local chemical free food from www.suncoastco-op.com, ordering online closes Thursday Noon


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden behind Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz

Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Suncoast Growers Meeting:
Suncoast Co-op Growers are invited to a Growers meeting and potluck supper. Sunday July 28 @ 5:00 PM. Topics will include a review of summer crops, preparing for autumn planting, gardening practices and marketing your products.

Meeting will be held at the home and garden of David and Tora Strawderman. 8275 Sycamore Drive, New Port Richey, 34654. Located in Tanglewood East. Near Little Road and Ridge Road.

For the Growers Committee,
David

RSVP
Veggout@earthlink.net
727-478-4211

Permablitz: Deidra’s House

Where: 8004 Laurel Vista Loop, Port Richey FL 34668
When: Sunday July 28, 2013. From 9am –1pm. Come along anytime!
Bring: Yourself,family and friends, hat,some delicious grub and preferably your own utensils to keep this a green event.And if you have, gardening tools—wheelbarrow,rake,trowels,
spades,shovel, hoe, newspaper, compost, manure, mulch,wood chips—or a smile!If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or donating materials related to gardening, let us know!
Inquiries: Contact Travis Morehead at steelwindow@hotmail.com or 727.271.2333

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Online market is open for ordering till Thursday Noon @ www.suncoastco-op.com


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commercial youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can add micro-nutrients to your soils that helps convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Butterfly plants
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden behind Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Milk update from The Dancing Goat
The cow products are now all fed a GMO FREE grain. It was ordered last week and is put into use this week. It is roughly double the cost of conventional grain but guaranteed to be GMO FREE so the prices have increased by $1 each across the board!

Latest Youtube
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz

Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Suncoast Growers Meeting:
Suncoast Co-op Growers are invited to a Growers meeting and potluck supper. Sunday July 28 @ 5:00 PM. Topics will include a review of summer crops, preparing for autumn planting, gardening practices and marketing your products.

Meeting will be held at the home and garden of David and Tora Strawderman. 8275 Sycamore Drive, New Port Richey, 34654. Located in Tanglewood East. Near Little Road and Ridge Road.

For the Growers Committee,
David

RSVP
Veggout@earthlink.net
727-478-4211

Permablitz: Deidra’s House

Where: 8004 Laurel Vista Loop, Port Richey FL 34668
When: Sunday July 28, 2013. From 9am –1pm. Come along anytime!
Bring: Yourself,family and friends, hat,some delicious grub and preferably your own utensils to keep this a green event.And if you have, gardening tools—wheelbarrow,rake,trowels,
spades,shovel, hoe, newspaper, compost, manure, mulch,wood chips—or a smile!If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or donating materials related to gardening, let us know!
Inquiries: Contact Travis Morehead at steelwindow@hotmail.com or 727.271.2333

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Order your fresh local chemical free food from www.suncoastco-op.com, ordering online closes Thursday Noon


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commerical youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy Vegan protien source
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Grassfed Beef: Soup Bones, Stew Meat, T-bone steaks, Short Ribs
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Bat Guano
  • Pepper Plants
  • Onions
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden behind Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Latest Youtube
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz

Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
All Tarpon orders delivered in Suncoast Co-op bags, please return the bags the following week when you re-order. Thanks
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Suncoast Growers Meeting:
Suncoast Co-op Growers are invited to a Growers meeting and potluck supper. Sunday July 28 @ 5:00 PM. Topics will include a review of summer crops, preparing for autumn planting, gardening practices and marketing your products.

Meeting will be held at the home and garden of David and Tora Strawderman. 8275 Sycamore Drive, New Port Richey, 34654. Located in Tanglewood East. Near Little Road and Ridge Road.

For the Growers Committee,
David

RSVP
Veggout@earthlink.net
727-478-4211

Permablitz: Deidra’s House

Where: 8004 Laurel Vista Loop, Port Richey FL 34668
When: Sunday July 28, 2013. From 9am –1pm. Come along anytime!
Bring: Yourself,family and friends, hat,some delicious grub and preferably your own utensils to keep this a green event.And if you have, gardening tools—wheelbarrow,rake,trowels,
spades,shovel, hoe, newspaper, compost, manure, mulch,wood chips—or a smile!If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or donating materials related to gardening, let us know!
Inquiries: Contact Travis Morehead at steelwindow@hotmail.com or 727.271.2333

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Online market is open for ordering till Thursday Noon @ www.suncoastco-op.com


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commerical youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy Vegan protien source
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Raw Cheese: Montery Jack, Smocked Cheddar, Mozzarella
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Grassfed Beef: Soup Bones, Stew Meat, T-bone steaks, Short Ribs
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Bat Guano
  • Pepper Plants
  • Onions
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Check out photo’s from our latest permablitz at Kinship Garden behind Habitat for Humanity. Kinship Garden Facebook photos.

Latest Youtube
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz

Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef and Pork coming soon!

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef or Pork from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Suncoast Growers Meeting:
Suncoast Co-op Growers are invited to a Growers meeting and potluck supper. Sunday July 28 @ 5:00 PM. Topics will include a review of summer crops, preparing for autumn planting, gardening practices and marketing your products.

Meeting will be held at the home and garden of David and Tora Strawderman. 8275 Sycamore Drive, New Port Richey, 34654. Located in Tanglewood East. Near Little Road and Ridge Road.

For the Growers Committee,
David

RSVP
Veggout@earthlink.net
727-478-4211

Permablitz: Deidra’s House

Where: 8004 Laurel Vista Loop, Port Richey FL 34668
When: Sunday July 28, 2013. From 9am –1pm. Come along anytime!
Bring: Yourself,family and friends, hat,some delicious grub and preferably your own utensils to keep this a green event.And if you have, gardening tools—wheelbarrow,rake,trowels,
spades,shovel, hoe, newspaper, compost, manure, mulch,wood chips—or a smile!If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or donating materials related to gardening, let us know!
Inquiries: Contact Travis Morehead at steelwindow@hotmail.com or 727.271.2333

Kinship Garden Seed Starting
August 24th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a seed starting blitz. Our nursery at the garden will be complete and we will begin planting fall/winter crops en mass to transplant into the gardens. Learn how to grow for Fall/Winter and help jump start Kinship Garden.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Order your fresh local chemical free food from www.suncoastco-op.com, ordering online closes Thursday Noon


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News



Azomite: Check out our commerical youtube for Azomite with this rock dust you can convert woody mulch into rich veggie gardens. Learn how one of our growers did it in Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs Permaculture garden using Azomite

Great new Products

  • Tempeh – Fermented Soy Vegan protien source
  • Chaya
  • Okra
  • Raw Cheese: Montery Jack, Smocked Cheddar, Mozzarella
  • Sweet Potato Leaves
  • Black Bean: Burger, Meatloaf, Hummus
  • King Kang Greens
  • Pickled Beans
  • Purslane
  • Hand Soaps, Facial Cleansers, Multibalm
  • Cranberry Hibiscus
  • Amaranth
  • Moringa Leaf Powder
  • Grassfed Beef: Soup Bones, Stew Meat, T-bone steaks, Short Ribs
  • Jamaican Cherry
  • Cantaloupe
  • Red Brandy Wine tomatoes
  • Crimson Sweet Watermelon
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lemon Basil
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Gluten Free Baked goods
  • Almonds
  • Hummus
  • Essential Oils
  • Tomato plants
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Bat Guano
  • Moringa Crackers
  • Pepper Plants
  • Onions
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Soaps
  • Honey
  • Milk and more!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Latest Youtube
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz

Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!

Check out the latest article about the Suncoast co-op from the Tampa bay times! Suncoast Co-op cultivates thriving organic business

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-1:30pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-1:30pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL. Please add a Delivery Charge to your order of $3 located here: Delivery Charge

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders. We can use your credit card at pick-up.

Side of Beef

Would any of our customers be interested in a portion of a side of beef from a local farm? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. Conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street. We have a grower table full of fresh veggies and cottage industry goods. You can pick up your online order at Noon-2pm.

Tasty Tuesdays
New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street
10am-1pm
Join the co-op every Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library 5939 Main street. We have a grower table set-up along with other vendors selling fresh veggies and products made from our local growers. Get your local food going on all week long.

Permablitz: Kinship Garden
July 13th 9am-2pm
Join the co-op in revamping the Kinship garden with a permablitz. Earn Time bank hours and learn how to garden while supporting a growing local food movement. Bring weed whackers, Rotor tillers, any tools /wheelbarrow if you want but the Habitat has lots available as well. We will have a table set up with free food for volunteers and water please bring your own chairs and dishes/drinks. If you would like to bring a pot-luck dish feel free to as well. If you come to 3 or more permablitzs your eligible for your own.

We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!