Original Local Food with Chef Austin Bartold

The Twin Cities food scene is vibrant and storied — a showcase of diverse traditions and food ways, as well as tasty local ingredients. Chef Austin Bartold brings his care for community and respect for the food system to every dish he creates. He highlights local ingredients at their peak season in a way that … Continued

10 Rotisserie Chicken Meals for Busy Nights

Rotisserie chicken meals can help you make a fast, easy, delicious dinner. You can get a few meals out of each rotisserie chicken, depending on the size of your household. The deli team makes rotisserie chickens every day, so it’s easy to pick one up that’s freshly roasted and full of flavor — the perfect … Continued

Functional Frozen Favorites: Pops and Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer hydration is serious business when you’re on the go and enjoying outdoor activities. Drinking water is important, but how can you replenish the minerals and electrolytes you lose when you’re out in the heat? When temps soar, make frozen treats that have nutritional value and cool you down so you can make the most … Continued

Summer Essentials and Supplements for Hydration

The wait for summer is over and sunny, warm days are here! Wherever your summer fun takes you, our wellness department has items to help you feel your best, inside and out. Here’s a rundown of favorites selected by our Wellness team, from supplements for hydration to moisturizing lip balms. All of the items follow … Continued

Wild Ramps and How to Use Them

It’s springtime, which means the cold is retreating, the sun is staying out longer, and green is making its triumphant return to the landscape! One of the first wild plants to sprout in the Midwest also happens to be one of the most delicious: wild ramps. These oddly named veggies are highly sought after by … Continued

Beneficial Smoothie Recipes

When smoothie season kicks off, that’s great news for all of us! It means that warm, sunny days are back, and cool, refreshing, delicious smoothies hit the spot. And why not add some extra nutritional oomph to your smoothies? The smoothie recipes below come from local, woman-owned Wellcova, and use brewed, cooled tea as a … Continued

Valentine’s Day Gifts from the Co-op

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And it’s not just for sweethearts: Many people use the holiday as an excuse to show their appreciation for friends, parents, kids, family members, and others who simply make life better. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts. From eco-friendly household items to Fair Trade chocolates to luxurious, … Continued

5 Hot Drinks with Functional Ingredients

When the temperature drops, hot drinks can help you stay warm, inside out. These hot drinks are made co-op style, with functional ingredients such as golden milk, matcha powder, elderberry, and more. From vegan hot chocolate to rose milk, try one of these recipes for a mug full of warmth that also supports your well-being. … Continued

Vegan Entrees for the Holiday

Photo credits: The Tofurky Company, Quorn USA, Field Roast When you’re planning your holiday feast, you may opt for family favorites and traditional recipes. If you have a guest coming who has a special diet, there’s no need to panic or entirely revamp your menu! The co-op has a variety of vegetarian and vegan entrees … Continued