At the Co-op

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  • July 21st, 2015
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    Friday, August 7; 6-8pm

    Minnesota on Mulberry is an evening on the patio with great, local food and music. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our summer’s bounty and gather with friends. The full menu and music will be announced soon!

  • Michigan Peaches
  • July 16th, 2015
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    The annual truckload of Michigan Peaches is only a month away! You can reserve your 25 pound box of premium, direct-from-the-grower Michigan peaches at the customer service counter, or give us a call…934.4880.

  • The Co-op Garden
  • June 16th, 2015
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    Join us in the Co-op Garden for hands-on activities surrounding food, gardening, and our environment. Activities will be free, but please register with Becca (934-4880; [email protected])

    August 4, 6-7:15pm; All About Tomatoes

    How do they grow? Are they all the same? What’s the inside look like? Do they all taste the same? We’ll use our magnifying glasses and our senses to explore the diverse world of tomatoes. We’ll also create a craft to take home.



    Funding provided by the Statewide Health Improvement Program


  • Class Recipes
  • June 16th, 2015
  • IMG_20150716_193627Nuts and Seeds

    Vicki’s recipes go way beyond your standard nut and seeds tastings…from homemade mustard to a flavorful curry mix.




    5 Ingredients or Less

    Emily shared some cost-effective, simple recipes using five ingredients or less. Tasty and for the taste buds and the eyes.



    Pasta Salads

    These are quick and easy summer salads, great for potlucks or picnics.




    Seasonal Produce, Spring Edition

    Cody from our produce department gave us some great ideas for using up those spring and early summer veggies. He also shared some great salad dressing and vinaigrette recipes. Thanks Cody!


    DSC_0017Cooking with Grains

    The bulk aisle has a wide variety of grains available…but how to use them? Stefanie Hailperin shared some of her summer favorites. Some gluten free options and they’re all vegetarian friendly.

    The Mighty Lentil

    Lentils…the most delicious legume in the world. Well, that may be up for debate, but they certainly are versatile. Here are four recipes from our Thursday night class all about the Mighty Lentil.

    For the Love of Bacon

    If you’re a bacon lover, these are the recipes for you. Emily shared these with us last Thursday during our weekly class at the Co-op. What I learned, in a nutshell…everything tastes better with bacon (though maybe not for a vegetarian.).

  • How-to: Grind-Your-Own Nut Butter
  • February 17th, 2015
  •  Jenn, our bulk buyer here at the Co-op, took some time to show off our nut grinders (almond and peanut) and explains how to use them.

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    Why grind-your-own?

    - Freshness: you can’t get a fresher nut butter
    - No additives, just peanuts or almonds
    - Add-your-own mix-ins: honey, salt, raisins, cinnamon…
    - Portion control: take as much or as little as you like
    - Delightfully delicious

  • Compost at the Co-op
  • January 23rd, 2015
  • The Co-op deli has been composting in the back for well over a year, diverting 27 tons of waste from the landfill.  Just this week, we drilled new holes in the garbage area, so we could compost in the seating area, too. Take note of the change and we’ll report back on how much waste we’re turning into soil, instead of into the landfill. Where’s it going? Full Circle Organics has a composting facility in Good Thunder.

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