Last week’s Eat Better on a Budget:Greens class was a smashing success,with loads of yummy ways to get more greens in your diet. We’re sharing a couple of Erin’s recipes here,including the Produce Dept’s Official Get Well Soup,and the Prasad Bowl,in tribute to a great meal shared at that delicious
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In honor of the UN’s International year of Cooperatives,we’d like to introduce you further to some of the people who help make this Co-op such a special place.
We took a few minutes to ask Pete some questions about himself and life at the Co-op…1. How long have you been
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Next time you visit the Co-op’s Cheese Department,look for a selection of raw cheddars from Rumiano Cheese Company. From humble beginnings as a small dairy farm in 1919,Rumiano is now the oldest family-owned cheese company in California.
These raw milk cheddars are made with fresh pastured cow’s milk from dairies on the Northern
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Go three-fold yummy with Mrs. May’s Rounds:a delectable blend of bite size chocolate,nuts and freeze dried fruit. The Co-op’s Grocery Department is now carrying three new flavors of Mrs. May’s Rounds:Dark Chocolate Strawberry Almond,Dark Chocolate Blueberry Almond and Milk Chocolate Whole Strawberry.
Serve these rounds as party favors,lunchbox snacks or
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Ask not what your country can do for you…
What can we learn from a can of beer? A bit of American history,if you pick up the 21st Amendment Brewery’s American Bitter Ale.
On January 31st,1961,on the heels on the groundbreaking suborbital flights of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard,the National
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Yummy Kale Goodness!
Ok so here is the story with the chickpeas…I know that as of late I have been using a lot of chickpeas in my recipes,well this is due to the fact that hubby decided he really liked hummus. So of course being the overachiever that I am I decided to
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Organic Pink Lady Apples from Brownfield Orchard
Mid-winter is here,but there are still a few local crops hanging in there. Ralph’s Greenhouse is serving up Kale Tops right now –Lacinato,Curly Green,and Collard Greens,too. That’s a big bunch of greens for only $2.49 each. Hedlin Farm keeps surprising us with
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Two GE Labeling bills need your support- please contact your state legislators on Friday January 27th!
A documentary on the Dark Side of Chocolate and why Fair Trade matters,plus new threats to the integrity of Fair Trade standards. Please sign the public statement and show your support to re-claim Fair Trade.
Mushrooms are like great vessels,they hold wondrous ingredients and also simple ones that you may never think of. I have stuffed them before with meats and herbs and cheeses,but last night I baked eggs in them. Holy Snickerdoodles,they were AWESOME!!! Using portabella mushrooms which were the perfect catcher’s mitt for my eggs,
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In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery,trafficking,and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast,a country that produces nearly half the world’s cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solutions soon followed. The documentary The Dark Side
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The winter has set in. We all need a green energy boost. But not everyone is a fan of the taste of green. For those hesitant to indulge in the green smoothie,try Barlean’s new Greens Chocolate Silk. Loaded with vitamins,minerals and antioxidants,this green blend tastes like chocolate milk and delivers some serious
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What does this have to do with music,you ask? Not much…But you could win tix for two to see Rosie Ledet and her Zydeco Playboys,with a fine dinner at the Conway Muse before the music starts,on Saturday January 27.
Just be the first to tell us:(jodie(at) skagitfoodcoop.com) which bodacious fruit
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GMO-Free Washington supporters have been hard at work and need your support to encourage legislators to pass two labeling bills THIS WEEK. Can you attend hearings at the state capitol this Thursday &Friday for bills to label GMOs that have been introduced in the House and Senate? Buses are leaving from Seattle early each
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The two small boys on the label of Little Boy Blue cheese are the sons of Stephen Hueffed and Amy Turnbull. Inspired by their sons,the couple purchased Willapa Hills Farm as a wholesome place to raise a family. The farm is nestled in the lowland pastures and lush hills of Doty,WA, on the
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