Meet a Member Owner: Aaron Bauman

Meet Aaron Bauman!

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What do you do for a living?
I'm a software engineer at Message Agency. We do websites for nonprofit organizations... do you know of any?
 
How did you hear about the South Philly Food Co-op?
I heard about the co-op from a Passyunk Square Civic Association email.
 
Why did you join the food co-op?
I try to support small businesses whenever I can, so I'm stoked about having an alternative to Big Box grocery in the neighborhood. The equity share price seems like a bargain.

How long have you lived in South Philly?
I moved with my girlfriend Leigh, to whom I'm now married, from Astoria New York about four and a half years ago.
 
Which neighborhood of South Philly do you live in?
I love all the tiny little neighborhoods in Philadelphia. It's always fun to hear different folks' opinions of the boundaries. Leigh and I are right around 8th and Reed, which is technically Passyunk Square. But, depending on who you talk to, we're somewhere between East Passyunk, Italian Market, Bella Vista, Pennsport, Southwark, Dickinson Narrows. Well, in New York people are always adding "Heights" to the end of neighborhood names to make them sound fancy. We like to call our block of Franklin Street, "Franklin Heights". 
 
What do you like best about your neighborhood?
I try not to play favorites. Here are my top few favorites in no particular order: Capitolo Community Garden, Fond, Devil's Den, FrancoLuigi's Pizzeria, our proximity to Center City, our proximity to Citizen's Bank Park, and our proximity to I-95.

What is your favorite meal to cook and why?
I know it's a stereotypical guy thing, but I love putting anything on the grill. I like to grill salmon, ribs, burgers, and sometimes even vegetables. Basically anything that goes well with beer.

What are your favorite products?
I prefer whatever I can get in the bulk bin.
 
Honey Crisp or Pink Lady?
Gala all the way.
 
Kale or Collards?
I don't really eat either, and I don't have anything funny to say about them either. 
 
Bacon or Sausage?
Bacon. For. Ever.

Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?
Hmm... that just gave me an idea for a beer:  Dark Chocolate Milk Stout.  I'm sure it's been done before, but that might have to be my next batch.

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