312 North River Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 483-1520



Open Daily
9am - 9pm



July 27th

Jazz in the Parking Lot
7:00 pm

June 27th-28th
Beer Festival @ Riverside Park

August 14th
Board Meeting


August 18th

YPSI Fest Gala

August 18th-19th

DIYpsi Summer Festival


August 24th-26th

YPSI Fest 


August 30th

New Member Orientation










 ...since 1975






Local Honey Project

The goals of the Ypsilanti Food Co-op’s Local Honey Project are to manage urban honeybee colonies in the Honeybee Alley at the Ypsilanti Food Co-op; to propagate Michigan-adapted survivor honeybees; to use natural, organic management practices; to learn and practice beekeeping skills; and to produce local "Co-op Urban Honey!" Follow along with our activities by checking our Facebook page: Local Honey Project page.

Our Local Honey Project also strives to educate about the threats to honeybees and other insect pollinators. To that end, LHP volunteers have been active in our city helping to make Ypsilanti a Bee City USA, as well as restoring habitat and making Ypsi neighborhoods BEE SAFE, starting with Normal Park on the west side.  

Our mission is to educate customers about the critical role honeybees play in our food system and support volunteer beekeepers as they learn new skills in natural beekeeping. Additional benefits are to support entrepreneurship by encouraging more and more small urban holdings of hives. Several of our LHP volunteers have reached out to help pollinators with new local initiatives: 

  1. Ypsi Melissa bee stewardship program with Jamie Berlin
  2. Ypsi Township teaching apiary led by Jamie Berlin
  3. New Bee Apiary and lavender farm led by Germaine Smith
  4. Warré & top bar hives locally built by carpenter Barb Brown
  5. Beekeeping mentorship (Belleville area) led by Brennah Cavanaugh

Spring in the Honeybee Alley
Spring in the Honeybee Alley at Ypsi Food Co-op.

Have you spotted a swarm of honeybees? Stay back, protect those bees, and let us know! Email the Local Honey Project and we can find those bees a good home!

Learn more about what to plant in your own back yard to support honeybees, as well as more information about yard chemicals: Tips for Your Back Yard. Also see the Bee Safe Ypsi Facebook Page for many more good tips and resources! 

Are there honeybees in your wall? SE Michigan Beekeepers Association can help. Read about Bees in a Wall on this page first! There are many tips there to help you resolve this problem.

Need more information?

Email Lisa Bashert, the Local Honey Projects resident beekeeper, for further help. 


Fresh Today!

Co-op Bakery:
Taste our fresh YFC
artisan sourdough bread!
Regular Baking Schedule

Sweets are
available as below.

Co-op Deli


 See Facebook (below) for
     daily soups & chili

Fresh Produce
   Org & local apples
   Local Kale, chard leeks,
     onions, winter squash,
     cabbage and more
Fresh produce report:

Sweets made in-house
 *Check the Sweets Shelf*

Fresh muffins, scones,
cookies, banana walnut
bread, various fruit pies,
artisan cheesecakes,
chocolate cake, carrot cake and more!

*Special orders available upon request




AUG 15 - SEPT 4


Live Solar Panel Production!


August 2018


Monthly Recipes