About Us

Driven by Community and Our Values since 1973

Weavers Way is a cooperatively owned food market open to the public. Thanks to the dedication of our members and neighbors throughout the years, a tiny buying club started by a few Mt. Airy neighbors in 1973 has evolved into a multi-store co-op serving more than 11,000 member households.

As a cooperative, we ground our efforts in the Seven International Co-op Principles. As a not-for-profit, our organization can put people and planet before profit, focus on issues such as sustainability and community, and make an extra effort to leverage local, sustainable, and ethical food producers.

Everyone can shop, anyone can join.

At Weavers Way, we own the stores where we shop. We work cooperatively to take control of what we eat and where it comes from. Our food represents our values, as well as our hopes and aspirations for our community and our region. By the simple act of buying food, we’re supporting local farmers, local purveyors and the local economy. That’s why being a member of Weavers Way is so gratifying.

The food is the best.

Weavers Way is not a health-food store — although we have a wonderful selection of healthy food.

We have fresh local fruit and vegetables — including the truly local, from our farms. Our cheese selection is phenomenal, and our cheesemongers work closely with local cheesemakers. The dried fruits, nuts and grains in our bulk sections are a great value, weighted heavily toward organic and sustainable products that are hard to find anywhere else. The coffee is organic and Fair Trade, much of it locally roasted. We have incredible bread and other baked goods from local bakers.

The shopping experience is terrific.

The Mt. Airy flagship store and Weavers Way Across the Way, home to Wellness and Pet Supply departments, are located in the heart of Mt. Airy Village, at the intersection of Carpenter Lane and Greene Street. Mt. Airy Village is a wonderful retail and cultural center, home to High Point Café, Big Blue Marble bookstore, the Nesting House, Philadelphia Salvage and other local businesses.

In the Chestnut Hill store, we have all your grocery needs, including fresh produce and local baked goods. Our prepared foods department offers extensive freshly made entrees, sides, salads, and soups, as well plenty of sandwich options. Next door to the main store is the store we call “Next Door.” (Clever, right?) It’s the area’s premiere resource for wellness and sustainable health and beauty products. Shopping along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

In the nearby Montgomery County borough of Ambler, our third store is the culmination of years of hard work by folks determined to bring a co-op to their town. This kind of community activism is what makes co-ops great. Weavers Way Ambler is our largest store, with all the great products you'll find in our other stores — just more, and with parking to boot! Check out our expanded prepared foods department and a sit-down café to go with it when you're in town.

Membership has its benefits.

Anyone can shop at Weavers Way, but members get special discounts and have access to member-only services like pre-ordering and home delivery. More importantly, members are owners: What goes on at Weavers Way is your business. Members are part of a community that works to support the local economy, that affirms sustainability is a central value, that advocates for human values and not just the bottom line.

See for yourself.

Come visit the stores. Look at our Membership info, and peruse our website to learn a more about what we carry, what we stand for, and what's going on!

Weavers Way Bylaws (PDF download)