Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for the People on Your List

  Many of us are starting our holiday shopping early this year. With possible supply chain issues on the horizon, it’s good to think about your loved ones and what items might be on their wish lists. The good news is, the co-op can help! From puzzles to woolens and cookbooks to skin care, pick … Continued

Top Holiday Cocktails from the Co-op

During the festive days ahead, you’ll want a few go-to drink recipes for your family and friends. All of these can be made “mocktail” for the kids’ table, or “cocktail” for the grown-ups at the gathering. Using local, fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients is a great way to celebrate the season. Get your shakers, your … Continued

Top 10 Wellness Items for the Holidays

This is one time of year when you really want to feel your best. But travel, family gatherings, gift shopping and numerous get-togethers can be minefields of health woes—from cold and flu bugs to hangovers. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to staying well this winter and enjoying it all. Here’s your cheat sheet … Continued

Holiday Survival Tips

Holiday stress, travel, cold temperatures and shorter daylight hours can make us more susceptible to feeling down. Here are a few of our favorite holiday survival tips. Take 5-10 minutes for yourself each day. Spend 5 -10 minutes away from friends and family to do something you enjoy, such as listening to music or doing … Continued

Top 10 Appetizers for the Holidays

Sometime in the next month or so, you’ll likely be giving or attending any number of holiday get-togethers.   Appetizers are the perfect party offering – everyone loves them, many require little or no assembly or cooking and they appeal to everyone on your guest list! If you’d rather nosh than feast, read on for 10 … 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

Top 10 Local Gifts from Minnesota for the Holidays

When you’re shopping for the holidays, you want that “just right” gift – one that’s unique, special, and fits your friend or loved one. Whether you’re sending presents in the mail or shopping for someone who “has it all,” here are our top 10 gifts from Minnesota. 1. Tey Art alpaca socks | For cozy … Continued

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes That Aren’t Boring

Your Thanksgiving feast doesn’t have to end! We’ve found the best recipes to transform your leftovers from boring to brilliant. Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata Start the day after Thanksgiving off right with this delicious breakfast. Get the recipe Thanksgiving Turkey and Waffles Sandwich One-up your usual Thanksgiving leftover … Continued

Healthy Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

Halloween is an opportunity for strengthening community, with many people walking door-to-door around their neighborhoods. It’s a time to foster imaginations as kids (and adults) dress up as superheroes, princesses or villains. It’s a time of delivering treats, seeing gap-toothed grins and hearing “thank you” from Elsa and Harry Potter as they head down the … Continued