Co-op Blog

Many of us wait all year for this moment. We spend the winter months dreaming of a certain fuzzy stone fruit, its sweet juices dripping from our face and the buttery golden pie crust those yellow-orange slices will inhabit. Good news! The wait is over. That local, sweet orb of sunshine has finally arrived. That’s right. Rolling Hills peaches are here! Rolling Hills peaches... Read More
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.    Congratulations to the following candidates who will serve three-year terms on the Ashland Food Co-op Board of Directors. Thank you... Read More
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. Co+efficient, NCG’s sustainability program, measures social, environmental and local economic impacts from... Read More
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. Every spring, for more than 20 years, we’ve been donating to area nonprofits through our Community Grant program. We are committed to creating healthy, sustainable  communities... Read More
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. Sustainability matters in everyday actions and we want you, our customers, to help us reduce unnecessary waste and make the most ecologically sound... Read More
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!   Join us for a social "Meet the Candidates" night on May 31st, 7pm in the Co-op Classroom. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to personally ask each candidate any question you may have. Candidate statements and video... Read More
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. Organically Grown Thai Coconuts Did you know we carry organically... Read More
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.   In 2007, an owner... Read More
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. As we’ve done multiple times throughout our history, it’s time to refresh our brand and launch a beautiful, new logo to take us into... Read More
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. This recipe is also a clever way to use sweet potatoes, which are not only tasty but high in fiber and vitamin A. This chili is best enjoyed the next day, after the flavors have had a... Read More