DIY Idea: Brown Paper Packages…

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Make more of a visual impact with less environmental impact this holiday season by wrapping your gifts in brown paper Co-op bags. We’re sure you have a few of those grocery bags laying around your house, so why not give them a new use? We removed the handles, cut the bottoms out of a few […]

Warm Your Head, Hands and Heart

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It’s time to start thinking about how you’ll bundle up this fall and winter and we want to make sure you’re stylish while you do it. We offer not only beautiful, high quality knits, but fair-trade and sustainably produced knits, to boot. Top Row, Ganesh Himal Trading Co.: Founded in 1984 in Nepal, Ganesh Himal […]

5-Spot: Reasons to Support Hemp Farming in the US

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Written by Sarah Quallen While hemp holds a special place in some of our hearts—mine included—from the bracelets and necklaces that were staple accessories in the 90s, the growing and harvesting of hemp has actually been a very controversial topic over the years. Here are a few reasons to support hemp farming in America: 1. […]

From the Market: Radish Dip

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Our Tuesday Growers Market is in full swing and we’ll be bringing you recipes and photos from the market each week. This is the 11th season of our market and we’re very excited to watch is grow and thrive each year. Our market is a great option for local food purchasing and is a nice […]

Beet Read: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Written By Rachel Clark, Good Food Book Club Volunteer Coordinator Join us in reading the June Co-op Good Food Book Club book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. The Book Club will meet Sunday, June 29, from 7-8:30 p.m. at a member’s private residence to discuss The Omnivore’s Dilemma. […]

5-Spot: Fair Trade Coffee

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The 5 Spot: Reasons to Choose Fair Trade Coffee written by Sarah Quallen, Volunteer Writer Coffee is the one of the world’s most heavily traded commodities, which means world production is huge. It also means that in order to keep up with increasing demand for coffee, farmers were (and still are) growing coffee at a […]

5 Uses for Coffee Grounds

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After you’ve enjoyed your coffee for the day, put the grounds to good use. Here’s 5 ways how: 1. Add the grounds to your compost for a healthy dose of acidity. 2. Mix coffee grounds with olive, vitamin E or mineral oil and exfoliate dry skin. 3. Has your home been invaded by an army […]

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day With Us!

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World Fair Trade Day, an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), is a worldwide festival of events celebrating fair trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. This year’s theme is “Fair Trade People”, […]

Celebrate Fair Trade: Alaffia

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The Co-op prides itself on sourcing items which utilize fair trade practices whenever possible. This means that we can ensure workers are paid a fair wage, that they work in clean and safe conditions and that the environment is treated with care. Founded in 2003, Alaffia is a US-based company that focuses on women’s empowerment, community […]