Friends and Farmers Co-op: A New Store in Town? By KATE LAO SHAFFNER • May 2, 2013 Tweet Share Google+ Email A group of State College-area residents who share a passion for locally sourced food is in the process of starting a cooperative grocery store. They've called it the Friends and Farmers' Co-op. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner has the story. Visit the Friends and Farmers Co-op website. Find a list of local farmers markets here. Check out WPSU's Local Food Journey blog.