George Street Co-op

Coordinates: 40°29′31.1″N 74°26′41.85″W / 40.491972°N 74.4449583°W / 40.491972; -74.4449583

The George Street Co-op is a food cooperative located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.[1] The George Street Co-op runs a retail store at 89 Morris Street, selling foods and select hygiene and household products to the general public and to its membership. The Co-op, as it is known to its members, maintains a focus on offering vegetarian,[2] organic, local food, naturally grown and fair trade products.[3] This focus on vegetarian fare extends to The Namaste Cafe upstairs.[4][5] The space upstairs also serves as a community space for everything from yoga classes to comedy shows.[6]

George Street Co-op
TypeConsumers' cooperative
Founded1973 (1973)
ProductsOrganic food


The George Street Co-op was formed in 1973 when ten people from the Rutgers Vegetarian Club started a buying club out of a garage near George Street in New Brunswick.[1] A year later, the Co-op moved to a new building on George Street and opened a small retail store.[2][7][8] In May 1988 the George Street Co-op purchased and moved into a new building at 89 Morris Street.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Genovese, P. (2012). Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings. Food Lovers' Series. Globe Pequot Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-7627-8894-1. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Giampietro, Paolo. The Vegan Times. The Daily Targum. 14 April 2004.
  3. ^ Heyman, Lois. Demand for organic food on the rise in Central Jersey. My Central Jersey. 1 March 2009.
  4. ^ Jacyntha Crawley. The International Raw Food Restaurant Guide.
  5. ^ Genovese, Peter (July 25, 2008). "The Munchmobile goes on a health kick".
  6. ^ Parker, Reginald (December 8, 2015). "Comedy Shows Abound This December in New Brunswick". New Brunswick Today.
  7. ^ Desmond Klingler (2015), 21st Century Homestead: Organic Food, pp. 32–33, ISBN 9781312937598
  8. ^ Peter Genovese (2012), Food Lovers' Guide to New Jersey, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 118, ISBN 9780762788941

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