4/20: Updates From Our GM

Mike Houston, General Manager Since every day feels like an eternity now, that means it’s been an eternity since you’ve heard from us. I wanted to provide some exciting updates about the online ordering system, and I also just like typing.  The exciting things first: …

An Update from Your Virtual Co-op

Mike Houston, General Manager I’ll level with you all. I’m tired. But as the saying goes, Rome didn’t convert its 39-year business model to online only to prioritize the safety of staff and community in a day. Not too tired for a joke or two …

3/28: Store Operations Update

I am thrilled to announce that TPSS Co-op now has an online store! I can’t even write those words without being overwhelmed with gratitude to our team and our rockstar local web developers, Ian and Erin from Creative Industry, who have made this possible in just …

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Your Neighborly Natural Food Store

Mike Houston, General Manager Last week as virus concerns rose and my typical commuting method – the Red Line – reduced service I did something out of character. I borrowed my in-law’s car to get to and from the store. Safer for my family, I …

Limited-Option, Emergency Food Purchase Available

We know that some folks in our community are not going to be able to wait until this weekend to buy food. That’s why we have set up this limited-option food purchase system until we get our full online store up and running. If you …

3/23: Store Operations Update

Dear member-owners and patrons – We continue to monitor guidance from national, county, and local authorities, including Governor Hogan’s announcement today, on the COVID-19 crisis. It is clear that the Co-op must find a sustainable way to continue to serve the community while taking maximum …

March Board Meeting

Consistent with government guidance regarding protection against the spread of coronavirus, the Co-op board of representatives will not be holding an open in-person meeting at Historic Takoma in March. On March 19, 2020 the board will meet by telephone/video. Any members who have questions or …

3/16: Store Operations Update

Co-op Owners and Shoppers – First off, a heartfelt thank you for the outpouring of support we have received. From emails to posts on listervs to cards to calls into the store, your offers to help and words of appreciation are heartening and mean so much …

3/14: Updates from the Co-op

TPSS Community, A few updates during a time of uncertainty for everyone.   Assistance to Those Who Need It The store has seen an unprecedented run of consistent sales beyond anything we’ve previously experienced. With the dramatic upturn in our business, we are trying to think of …

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Staff Profile: Liena

Taylor Dibbert Liena, 24, is from Sudan and currently lives in Silver Spring. “A lot has been happening in Sudan, but we’re kind of on the healing end of it,” she tells me. “We had a whole revolution; we overthrew the government.” Even though Sudan’s …