Trail Builders meet under the new awning
As a hiker,biker,runner,and generally outdoorsy kind of gal,I spend a lot of time on trails. I live near the Chuckanuts and spend a lot of my evening hours sweating out the day’s stress in those hills. My pal Steve,who works in
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What’s New in the Garden Center this week? Warm weather veggies are here from Sunseed Farm including our most- asked about item –TOMATOES!! They are here in all their organic splendor –Sungolds,Sweet Millions,several Heirloom types such as Brandywine,Green Zebra and Cherokee Purple (Garden Nancy’s very favorite slicer),and more,over
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When we showed Forks Over Knives during our March Tuesday Movies this spring,it hit me that although I had not eaten meat from ages 16-28,that I had been a really lousy vegetarian – I kept eating dairy,and kept kraft mac n cheese in the rotation as a favorite comfort food. I was
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Moms,we love you. And we want you around for a good long time,moving in your bodies with grace,exploring the amazing place where we live,getting dirty and productive in your gardens –all that good stuff.
We made a little montage of good gifts for moms –almost like a poem!
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Good stuff coming up to give away this month:Earrings,EcoVessel water bottles,and Revival Ink gear to refresh your spring situation.
Visit our 2nd Floor Mercantile for a chance to win!
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The FDA and Congress are considering the approval of GE salmon (the first GE animal allowed for human consumption in the US). The end result is a fish that grows to market size in 16-18 months instead of the typical 3 years of a wild salmon. They are seeking approval through a process that was
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Oil In Eden Slideshow Presentation
Tuesday May 15 6:30pm Co-op Room 309 Free Join us for a slideshow lecture adventure into a wilderness of pristine,primeval beauty–B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. Just up the coast from us,it is the largest remaining expanse of coastal temperate rainforest left on the planet.
Largely unknown,it is quickly
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Goat Cheese Goodness On Cheese Island!
MMMMMMM…..PIZZA!! Pizza is one of those comfort foods where there is never a wrong time to eat it. Spring,Summer,Winter,Fall…all appropriate seasons for pizza. This pizza was sent to me by a friend that just loves rhubarb. At first I was hesitant because of the
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Renwood Syrah –$6.99!
Seventh Generation Toliet Paper 12 pk –$6.99. 12 Jumbo Rolls of Bath Tissue made from recycled paper. Deep savings! Reg. $10.85.
Renwood Syrah –$6.99. Renwood delivers some really nice wines and has proven consistent quality,so we were pretty excited when this Syrah was offered to use at
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Organic Rhubarb from Living Rain Farm
We’ve had a good dose of spring sunshine and things are starting to grow with vigor! Locally Grown Organic Rhubarb from Living Rain Farm is big,beautiful,and rosy red. If you don’t have the time (or patience?) to make pie,try cooking these big pink stalks with
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This weekend was spent spending as much time outdoors as possible. The sun was shining,I have finish moving (FINALLY) and all was right in my little world. Packing up the kitchen is always to the worst part for me,mostly because that’s where all my friends live…my mixer,my food processor,my Vitamix. I
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Getting active out there? Sick of taking harsh pharmaceutical anti-inflammation medications like Ibuprofen and Acetamenophen? Try Zyflamend Whole Body,from New Chapter –it’s designed to support anti-inflammation for the entire body,including aching joints,sore muscles and cardiac health.
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Lighten up with the latest Sierra Nevada Brewing seasonal release:Summerfest Lager. Modeled in the style of the Czech Pilsner,this beer brings light,mild malty sweetness with restrained lemon-lime,hoppy bitterness.
Sierra Nevada's Fuel Cell Technology
In honor of Earth Day,it’s worth noting that Sierra Nevada Brewing is an exceptionally eco-conscious brewery. In
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Knowledge is power. Or at least empowering. Celebrate Earth Day this April 22nd by checking out the selection of books in the Co-op’s Mercantile loft! You’ll find many helpful reads,including some references,non-fiction,novels and children’s books. In the third installment of “Earth Day at the Co-op”,try picking up a book and learning more
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Welcome to the Garden Center’s first message of the 2012 growing season!
Our department is bursting at the seams with locally grown organic veggie starts,annual color and a great selection of perennials in gallons and 4 inch pot size.
Please note that warm weather starts from Sunseed Farm should be here May 1. This
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