At the Co-op

  • Local in the Produce Aisle
  • August 28th, 2015
  • With August rapidly running into September, the summer harvest will transition to the fall harvest and we’ll start seeing some fall-time favorites like squash and sweet potatoes. But for now we’re relishing in late summer treats like melon, carrots, peppers, summer squash, and a hearty supply of field tomatoes (and a whole lot more). Where is all this organic produce coming from? Right down the road.

     

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    Living Land Farm

    (from their website) At Living Land Farm, our goal is to be a shining example of how a farm can be ecologically sustainable, economically viable, and provide healthy organic food for the local community.  Our farm will be a place for everyone to learn about how humans fit into their environment in a healthy, positive, and productive way. Find out more about Living Land Farm on their Facebook page or website, or just talk with anyone in the produce aisle.

     

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    East Henderson Farm

    (from their website) Our farm has been in Josh’s family for 4 generations, and we are now raising the 5th generation. We have a passion for sustainability, community development, building restoration, and local history. Almost all of our farm buildings have been moved in or re-built from salvaged lumber.  Our farm is 40 acres, including 20 acres of wooded ravines where our maple syrup tapping occurs, 10 acres of pasture for rotating our animals, and 6 acres of fields for growing our veggies. Our home, pack shed and out buildings take up the rest of the acreage. lives on. Find out more about East Henderson Farm on their Facebook page or website, or just talk with anyone in the produce aisle.

     

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    Kohnert Organic Farms

    Kohnert Organic Farms has been a wholesale supplier of organic medicinal herbs since the late 1980′s. In it’s second generation, and a third in training, the Kohnerts are not your typical farmers. With specialized crops and vast knowledge of the land and their products, they were an ideal partner for the Co-op. Carving out a small portion of their land, they began growing organic produce for the Co-op a few years ago. If you haven’t tried their beets, you’re really missing out. Find out more on their Facebook page or talk to a produce staff member (or grab Jenn, she’s our bulk buyer).

     

  • Class Recipes
  • June 16th, 2015
  • Stuffed Vegetables

    Stuffed vegetables are a great way to utilize the abundant local produce available this time of year.

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    Fat Burning Foods

    Emily shared some light and easy meal and snack ideas, perfect for summer. This was Emily’s last class with us, thanks for a great run!

     

    Seasonal Produce – Summer

    Cody delighted us with fabulous ideas for using local produce during this peak harvest season. You catch the fall edition of Seasonal Produce on October 8.

    Italian Cooking in an American Kitchen

    Stefanie shared yet another wonderful edition of Italian Cooking with us. Her recipes included a new take on meat loaf and a rich and flavorful tiramisu.

     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.

     

     IMG_20150625_1845135675 Ingredients or Less

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

     

     

  • 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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