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

Winter skin care

Cold, dry winter air can wreak havoc on your skin: chapped hands, cracked heels, patchy blotches — it’s rough (literally)! Here are some winter skin care tips to help you counteract dry air and keep your skin moisturized and protected. Winter skin care for your face The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that you … Continued

Gift Wrapping Alternatives

It’s estimated that 4.6 million pounds of wrapping paper is used each year in the U.S., with only half of that getting recycled. So how can we make our gifting habits more sustainable? Try these ideas for an eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper — better for the planet and still festive for the season. Tied … Continued

Gift Basket Ideas from the Co-op

We all want to buy that “just right” gift, but sometimes we’re stumped! Let us take the pressure off with helpful gift basket ideas! (No actual baskets required.) Make their holiday with a bundle of sustainably made, thoughtfully selected items from the co-op. From kids to foodies, from friends to family, we help you check … Continued

Cheese Board Tips for the Holiday

Charcuterie boards are a great way to add some excitement and visual appeal to your appetizer spread. Creating a beautiful and tasty board doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these tips as a starting point, then get creative and customize your cheese board to fit the tastes and theme of your gathering. Choose your canvas. Wooden … Continued