Go Green for Earth Day!

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 our pockets, purses and streets. Wait a minute, but how will I know if I’ve been properly charged, or keep track of my monthly budget? We email you a copy of your receipt within minutes of your transaction. Easy-peasy! 

Sustainability Coordinator Stuart Green guesstimates that if half of our owners opt-out of receipts, it would reduce our receipt usage by up to 35%. Want to take the leap? Stop by the store on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd and we’ll help make it happen, or change your information online at www.ashlandfood.coop/paper-free and emailed receipts will begin on Earth Day. 

Wait that’s not all!

In celebration of Earth Day, we’ll be sweetening the bring-your-own cup discount! On this day only, we’ll offer a 50¢ discount for people who choose to bring their own cup. With an average of ___ cups of drip coffee sold each day, we can significantly reduce the amount of single use cups that end up in the landfill. Grab your stylish reusable mug, and treat yourself to a tasty beverage (don’t worry, we’ll email the receipt).

More Co-op News

Meet Board of Director Trine Ostergaard

Trine Ostergaard is a newly elected Ashland Food Co-op Board of Director. She brings a world, literally, of experience to the table and has a sincere passion and love for the Co-op. We are thrilled to have her aboard and asked her to answer a few questions.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Meet Board of Director Dean Williamson

Dean Williamson is a newly elected Ashland Food Co-op Board of Director. He brings to the table a plethora of co-op experience and a love of chocolate chip cookies. We are thrilled to have him aboard and asked him to answer a few questions.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Staff Picks: Favorite Local Products

September is Love Local Month!  All month long we’re celebrating our local farmers and vendors with demos, events and more. Here are some of our staff's favorite local products.


Meet Pachamamma Coffee Cooperative

By Lauren Taber, Pachamama Coffee Cooperative

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative started in 2001 with a few simple questions in mind: what would it look like to take Fair Trade a step further? How can coffee farmers be in direct relationship with end consumers in the United States?

We found that the answer was even simpler: cooperative ownership. Pachamama Coffee has been 100% farmer-owned since day one, and is currently owned by 140,000 small scale family farmers across the coffee producing regions of the world.

Community Cider Backyard Fruit Drive

How often can you browse the shelf at your neighborhood grocery store, see a bottle of hand crafted, local cider and say, “Hey, I help make that!” Well, at the Co-op you can.

2018 Board Election Results

The AFC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Board Election. There were three excellent candidates running for two Board positions. In total, 905 votes were cast.

Congratulations to the following candidates who will serve three-year terms on the Ashland Food Co-op Board of Directors.

Thank you for voting!



Beat the Heat

When the heat of summer takes over, it can be hard on our bodies and moods. Don’t let the scorching temps get you down, cool off with one of these refreshing Staff recommendations.

Report from the Board of Directors: Strategic Plan Update

By Jeff Golden, External Relations Committee Chair

Ashland Food Co-op is striding into the future with careful intention. We’re especially focused on the three top priorities of our strategic planning process, a collaboration of our board and management team. A quick update:

Riding off into the Sunset


By Annie Hoy, Retiring Marketing Manager

Since I was born and raised in far West Texas, I cannot help but use some imagery from what is so familiar to me.

Staff Picks: Summer Hikes and Trail Snacks

Our staff loves to head outside and enjoy the gorgeous Oregon outdoors. Here's a few of their favorite trails and the Co-op snacks they like to take with them.