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Community Connections Program

Co-op Community Connections

Member-Ownership entitles you to discounts around the Capital District.


Your Honest Weight card does more than provide a discount at the Co-op. HWFC Community Connections gives our Owners special savings from other great local, community-minded businesses*. Participants are listed in alphabetical order, so keep scrolling until you see what you need! "Buy local," support independent businesses, and keep more of your shopping dollars right here in your community. Present your Honest Weight card at these local businesses to receive a special discount:

Best Fitness
911 Central Avenue, Albany
2330 Watt Street, Schenectady
71 Fuller Road, Colonie
Complimentary 30 day membership for first time visitors/previous members in good standing
Best Fitness strives to provide their members with the finest level of service in the fitness community. The goal is to get you results! With state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a variety of classes and training options, Best Fitness centers are the foundation for a better you!

Body Time Massage Therapy (Albany's only Dr. Hauschka Esthetician)
1 Alton Road, Albany
$25 discount on your first Dr. Hauschka Classic Facial Treatment, 10% discount for returning clients of Dr. Hauschka Facials
Enjoy a Dr. Hauschka Facial with Michele, a certified esthetician who also happens to be a Co-op cashier! The treatment begins with deep relaxations of a foot bath and gentle stretching, and ends with a holistic facial that includes two mask treatments to nourish, nurture and renew. The facial lasts 120 minutes, and results in a radiant complexion and a remarkable feeling of lightness and inner balance. This is an ideal treatment if you are seeking true relaxation and visible transformation.

Better World Club
America’s Only Eco-Friendly Auto Club
25% discount on any new membership and 10% discount on any renewals
Improve your Car-ma! Join America’s 1st and only eco-friendly Auto Club with 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance for cars and bicycles. 1% of their annual revenue is donated to environmental cleanup and advocacy, and they offer reduced rates to owners of hybrids and other alternative-fuel cars.


Capital CarShare
176 Central Avenue, Albany
First 2 months of Gold Membership free for new members ($60 value)*
CCS is a social enterprise providing a community network of vehicles that allow you to go where you need without the cost, burden, or impact of private ownership. Car sharing is a collaborative method of transportation that is less harmful to the environment and supportive of dense metropolitan living. CCS members have 24/7 access to a fleet of 6 vehicles right in their neighborhood. Other great benefits include gas cards, full-coverage insurance when you reserve a car, and 24-hour emergency service.
*One-time $30 application fee not included. Hourly reservation charges not included

Emack & Bolio’s
366 Delaware Avenue, Albany
15% discount on your order
This Delaware Avenue treasure offers gourmet ice cream, espresso, smoothies, pastries and hand-dipped chocolates. They also have unique toys and gifts, host make-your-own-sundae parties, and make party cakes and platters for all your celebration needs. Enjoy live music (weekends, year-round), free wi-fi, and the garden patio or the fireplace.

Function Fitness
47 Park Lane East #7, Menands
10% off a fitness session
Jeff Miller and Function Fitness seek to help people overcome functional limitations by providing them with effective exercise programs. The approach is based on fundamental anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical principles. This program: addresses pain or dysfunction, reduces risk of injury, enhances your abilities, maximizes your potential, and challenges you.

Healthy On Lark
274 Lark Street, Albany
10% discount on your food and beverage order
Healthy on Lark is a Farm to Table restaurant focused on serving local food made with love. They source produce from local farms in the Capital Region Community. Their menu includes fresh pressed vegetable and fruit juices, smoothies, a large selection of organic teas and coffees, wraps, salads, soups and baked goods; they also offer gluten free options. Healthy on Lark is owned by Sharon Lastique, a long-time vegetarian and HWFC member, and offers seating for up to 20 people, catering, wellness classes that educate participants about detoxification and healthy food choices, and vegetarian cooking classes. Healthy holiday gift baskets are available, as are gift certificates for juicing programs.

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
Discount on Pick-Your-Own: $16/half bushel
Come spend a day at the farm! An easy drive from Albany and just minutes from the villages of Voorheesville and Altamont, Indian Ladder Farms is the perfect place to appreciate nature, fresh foods, and the farm experience. Visit ILF on a beautiful fall day and pick, pick, pick those apples! Indian Ladder Farms apples have been certified as Eco Apples. As an Eco-Apple farmer, the ensure specific growing standards, using a combination of long-standing agricultural practices as well as advanced ecological orchard management methods to minimize spraying and other environmentally disruptive practices.

Marketplace at The Sweater Venture
700 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
5% off full price merchandise / 8% off full price merchandise on Tuesday
We are a unique shopping destination, located 5 miles east of Albany in a civil war era church. We feature hand knits and unusual gifts from around the globe. The artisans with whom we work are paid fairly and work in safe environments. We also offer our own line of hand painted, hand stamped, sun dried cotton clothing called SuPlacer. The Sweater Venture, Snowfox and SuPlacer labels are all designed locally and lovingly made in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Nepal.

Pho Yum
1558 Central Avenue, Albany
10% discount on your food order
Pho Yum/My Linh brings a new value-priced dimension to My Linh's traditional Vietnamese Cuisine with a contemporary twist. They are a family-owned local enterprise with a passion for preparing your food with care. The intention is to put the word YUM back into the vocabulary of all who eat there, without breaking the bank. Conveniently located two doors from the Spectrum Theater. Stop in for pre- or après-theater, or dinner seated by one of our cozy fireplaces. Full bar available for your dining pleasure. The authenticity of their Vietnamese cuisine is matched only by the warmth of their hospitality!

467 Delaware Avenue, Albany
10% discount on your order (excluding package deals; maximum savings of $50)
Featuring everything you need to grow, Organica stays current on new products, trends and techniques, and offers expers advice and the highest quality horticultural products on the market. An active community member in Albany's South End, they have growing media, containers, grow lights, garden tools, hydroponics, pest control, nutrients, and more!

Stuyvesant Plaza (1475 Western Avenue, Albany) and Clifton Park Center (22 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park)
10% discount on your purchase (excluding gift certificates and sale items)
ta-da! is a specialty retail store offering a wide array of unusual and amusing games, novelty items, toys, retro candy and gifts for all ages. Locally owned and operated (by an HWFC member), ta-da! has two convenient locations in the Capital Region.

Thermal Eyez
1873 Western Ave, Suite 101, Albany
$20 discount on first health screening, $10 discount for returning clients
Thermal Eyez provides radiation-free & pain-free breast health screening services. It uses a FDA certified thermal imaging technology and alerts you and your doctor on early stage thermal changes taking place in your breasts so you can safely monitor and make timely investigation if warranted. Other supported specialties are cardiovascular health & pain management. Inflammation is the root of most chronic diseases. We can see it before you feel it!

Whalen Automotive
1003 9th Avenue (corner of Rte 155 & 9th), Watervliet
10% discount on labor for service or repair (savings up to $50; not to be combined with other offers)
Whalen Automotive is a trusted, AAA-approved automotive service and repair facility, serving our community since 1990. Experience quality repair from people who care. Friendly and polite service, with dependability and integrity!

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Honest Weight Food Co-op does not represent the businesses listed above. Honest Weight does not guarantee or warranty any product or service sold at the above businesses.

** If you would like to see your local business here and are excited to offer our members a discount, please e-mail for additional information.