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Bethlehem Food Co-Op still seeking members

Bethlehem Food Co-Op still seeking members

It started with a red pepper. Jaime Karpovich couldn't find one in her kitchen as she was preparing a vegan chick pea salad, and she made a 40-minute round trip from her downtown Bethlehem home to a grocery store to get a 75-cent pepper. "It was so extremely weird," Karpovich recalled. "We had everything we needed right downtown but not a small natural food store or market. So, I went on Facebook." Her gripes were amplified online and caught the attention of Cathy Reuscher, who shared her experience of belonging to a food cooperative in college. Food cooperatives are customer-owned grocery stores. Members pay a one-time fee in exchange for being able to...

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