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237 N First Street Ashland, OR 97520
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Ashland Food Co-op is the region's only Certified Organic Retailer. With a mission of being a socially responsible business, the Co-op offers a full selection of natural and organic products, including many that are locally grown or produced.

Ashland Food Co-op is the region's only Certified Organic Retailer. With a mission of being a socially responsible business, the Co-op offers a full selection of natural and organic products, including many that are locally grown or produced. Our Basic Pricing program provides significant savings on select products all year. Our knowledgeable staff will increase your awareness about food, nutrition and health. In-store cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and Monday Night Free Lectures give you skills to enhance your culinary and wellness knowledge.

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Upcoming Events

Tending Our Grief

This talk will help prepare people to deal with their grief consciously and with greater understanding of the process.  It will offer some guidelines for tending grief with compassion and self-care. It will affirm the uniqueness of each person’s grieving style and address questions about grieving various types of losses.     

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Tending Our Grief
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 6:00pm
Great Green Goddess Salad The classic Green Goddess dressing has a hint of anchovy for umami, but if you want to leave it out, you can. Top with cooked chicken or ham for a main course salad, or serve alongside grilled shrimp. Double the amounts in the dressing ingredients to make extra for salads throughout the week!

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Great Green Goddess Salad
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:00pm
Middle Eastern Street Foods

Street food has come of age and formal dining is increasingly being nudged aside in favor of meze-style spreads. This class pairs the Middle East's most exciting street foods with a variety of homely and simple snack recipes elicited from Tiazza's family cooking in Morocco and her travels. Together we'll create a full course dinner based on tasty Middle Eastern street foods.

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Middle Eastern Street Foods
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:30pm
Chicken Antipasto Sandwich If you like the slight tanginess of Italian marinated vegetables, you will love them paired with pesto, Asiago cheese, chicken and ham in this super sandwich. Look for a focaccia bread thick enough to split and stuff with goodies, or a wide baguette that will cradle all the delicious fillings.

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Chicken Antipasto Sandwich
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:00pm
Fermentation Festival- A cultured foods...

Join local fermentation educators Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, authors of newly released Fiery Ferments, and Tara Whitsitt, founder of Fermentation on Wheels, for a day of cultured foods workshops, tastings, and starter culture swapping. Learn about the benefits of fermentation and how you can creatively & fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen.

 

Free Workshops:

2pm: Wild Vegetable Fermentation by Tara Whitsitt

Discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the the local micro-flora of vegetables! Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy eco-systems. Learn about cost effective & simple tools that will help you get started at home. This presentation includes a hands-on demonstration and the audience is encouraged to get involved.

3:30pm: Fiery Ferments by Kirsten and Christopher Shockey

Whether you like it hot and spicy, or simply fermenty and delicious, this demonstration will show how fermented vegetables has moved beyond just sauerkraut (which we happen to love). We will share techniques that will show you how to get live probiotic foods from all your condiments from mustard to hot sauce, from chutney to fermented salads. Bring your curiosity and your taste buds (yup, there will be samples). 

3:30 to 5pm: Culture Swap with Fermentation on Wheels

Tara will invite students onto the bus for tours, tastings, and fermentation talk. You are welcome to bring starter cultures of your own for exchange and discussion. If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).

 
Book Signing:
Kirsten and Christopher Shockey will be available for book signing throughout the event.
 
 
 

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Fermentation Festival- A cultured foods...
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 2:00pm

Featured Recipes

Want to add a little more body to your crepe batter and achieve a beautiful color as well...
The New Mexicans got it right! Stack your enchiladas, it will cut your prep time in half...
You'll remember this salsa for a while!
This recipe honors the wonderful flavor and texture of fresh salmon. Bust out your grill...
Here's a wonderful way to garnish a beautifully grilled piece of meat!
A sneaky cake to stick all of your green tomatoes in!
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The Ashland Food Co-op Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Board Election. There were five excellent candidates running for three Board positions. In total, 733 votes were cast, representing 9% of owners. 
 

Deep in our hearts we've always known we were sustainability stars, but now we have an award to prove it.

We recently received a Co+efficient Sustainability Star award from National Co-op Grocers (NCG) recognizing our positive environmental and community impacts.

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Yes, we know that phrase is generally reserved for the holiday season. But for us, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s OUR season of giving.

Did you know that approximately half of our landfill waste stream is composed of Deli trash? A significant part of that is “to-go” containers, which are sometimes used for dining in and don’t end up “going” very far at all.

Meet Your Candidates
The Co-op Board is pleased to announce that we have 5 candidates for 3 open seats in the 2017 Board Election!

The sun is (mostly) out and the weather is finally getting warmer. That must mean summer is right around the corner, right? We sure hope so. We’re ready to grill, soak up some sun and enjoy the many fruits and vegetables that are in season. Our Floral Coordinator, Rachel Chastain, shares some of her favorites.

Sustainability is not a new concept at the Co-op. It has always been part of our DNA. We’ve been using sustainable business practices before it was the “cool”, “responsible” thing to do. In fact, the Co-op was founded 45 years ago largely on the principles of sustainable, local organic food production as an alternative to modern industrial agriculture.  

For 45 years we’ve been loving local and fostering community. Throughout our almost half a century history, our identity and logo has gone through many iterations.

Some of you might remember the logo above from our newsletter in the early 1980s.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili is one of my favorite Co+op Basics recipes. It is full of flavor, color and shatters the myth that a healthy meal has to cost a fortune and take all day to prepare.

We hear from time to time that people feel the Co-op is higher priced than other stores. In the past, we may have earned this perception. But not anymore. We took a long, hard look at ourselves and we talked with other Co-ops across the country. Together, we are pooling our resources to bring you organic, household staples at everyday competitive, low prices.