Budget Shopping Tips for Healthy, Responsible Eating

Co-op shopping is better for you, the environment, and local farmers, but we appreciate that keeping to your grocery budget is also important. We’re here to help with a list of tips to get the most out of budget shopping the co-op way. Be an owner First and foremost, to get the most of your … Continued

Making the Most of Citrus Season

Citrus season is at its peak and the benefits of these fruits (most are high in antioxidants and fiber) are hard to beat. Our produce experts have put together a few easy, unique ideas for using citrus, beyond a side dish for lunch or breakfast.   Salad dressings and salsas With juices that easily pair … Continued

DIY Gifts from the Co-op

Tis the season for gift giving, and what better way to show you care than with gifts made by hand from the co-op! These DIY gifts save packaging waste and include inexpensive, organic ingredients. You’ll need: Quart wide-mouth mason jar ¼ pint mason jar 3 cups bulk popcorn 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion … Continued

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, … Continued

Co-op Adventure Guide

There’s no better time to explore the co-op than during the summer and fall harvest months when local produce and products are at their peak. Make a morning or afternoon discovering new gems with the whole family following this co-op treasure hunt. The family can tackle this list together or divide into teams. Use your … Continued

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, … Continued

Mother’s Day Top Picks for Every Mom

Remember that time you drew all over her living room with crayons? Or that time you ran away at the mall and mom sprouted a few gray hairs? Yeah, you owe her one. Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of our top co-op picks to show mom how much you appreciate … Continued