Co-op Blog

The land around us is wide awake from winter hibernation, and local produce is starting to trickle in. From now on, keep your eyes peeled for local goods staking claim on our produce shelves. Check out the signs hanging above produce, and choose the ones with blue boarders for local goods. Examples of local produce from now through the end of June include garlic scapes,... Read More
Ring in June with this wonderfully simple recipe for Watermelon Salad. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the flavor of the early watermelons. ½ medium red onion or a few shallots ½ - ⅓ cup fresh lime juice 3 lbs of seedless watermelon 8 oz feta cheese ½ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup olive oil ⅔ cup Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped         Slice the red onion... Read More
As we usher out May and welcome June with open arms, it means potluck, wedding and vacation season are upon us full throttle. Simplified meal planning and a little creativity are key in making sure you’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors basking in the sunshine. Here are some quick time saving tips from my kitchen to yours. Plan one-pot or meal-in-a-... Read More
It’s that time of year when my tastebuds do a little dance as I spy the first packages of Mama Terra Micro Creamery Chevre appear in our cheese case. If you’ve never had it before, this fresh, locally made Chevre is creamy and delicious, with a subtle goat milk flavor. I’ve used it on tarts for fancy brunches, in cheesecake for a refreshing tang, or simply spread it on... Read More
For all of you fish-eating enthusiasts it is that time of year again- Fresh Fish Season! Whether you like your fish baked, broiled, barbequed, pan-seared, poached, or deep-fried it is fresh and available in-store now. Alaskan Wild Halibut, Cod and Rockfish are currently lining our shelves, and are great for those looking for a fresh, in-season, lean and high protein base for... Read More
We have many events coming up that all involve greening-up your life. Come partake with us! Wednesday, April 22 Stop by the store and opt-out of paper receipts! Save paper and keep clutter at bay. Receipts are automatically emailed to you Wednesday, April 22 Bring your cup, and save 50 cents on any drink at the juice bar! This stellar deal is only good for Earth Day... Read More
How do your green your life? Do you ride a bike to work, shop in bulk or bring your grocery bags? Do you ponder about choosing organic, local products over conventional, factory-farmed ones? These are choices we make every day, and now we bring you another one. Co-op Owners can now opt-out of printed receipts! This simple step reduces the unnecessary clutter of paperwork in... Read More
Every year around this time the earth awakens from dormancy, and springs forth in to full throttle lusciousness. If you eat with the seasons you’ll notice that we now have an abundance of Asparagus and Rhubarb. Don’t be intimidates by asparagus with fat-stalks, the rotund ones are simply female, and have nothing to do with freshness. Treat your body to new springtime flavors... Read More
It’s a great question. Why choose natural dyes? Is it really worth the extra effort? With a holiday just around the corner that invokes images of brightly colored eggs (and shiny plastic ones), it’s a great time to revisit this topic. Our Product Standards for the store prohibit products containing synthetic dyes, and there’s a good reason why. Synthetic dyes are processed... Read More
Just in time for spring we have a plethora of seeds for your garden! Although it’s best to wait on planting some things outside until it’s warmer, you can easily start seeds indoors for a leg-up on the gardening season. Find a place inside your house that’s sunny and warm, grab some small containers and pick up some seedling dirt. Then comes the fun part, selecting seeds and... Read More