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    Energy Bites

    By Reeva Ripley, Bulk Buyer, Marketing Assistant Looking for a great organic, cheaper, easy to eat, and nutritionally well-rounded snack this summer? Try making your own energy bites. Hit up […]

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    Coffee: An Origin Story

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner Everything comes from somewhere. The apple in your lunch may have come from the tree in your backyard, or been […]

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    Community Partner: Canoe Reflections

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner The total length of the Manistee River is 232 miles. The green and brown waters are predominantly fed by underground […]

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    Culinary Conundrums: To Salt or Not To Salt

    My fiancé and I have been arguing over whether or not you have to salt pasta water before cooking pasta noodles. I don’t think it’s necessary since you add salt […]

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    Spirulina Smoothies

    Skip the other fish in the sea and fall in love with spirulina algae! Spirulina is an algae with a savory seaweed-like flavor that can be added to smoothies or […]

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Community Partner: Campus Salon

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By Reeva Ripley, Bulk Buyer, Marketing Assistant Spring is a time for revival; people are becoming more active, planning road trips to festival outings, preparing for graduation or formal dances, and getting out to enjoy nature in bloom. With highlights, up-dos, nail services, deep-conditioning treatments, or a simple hair cut, you can get a fresh look to brighten up for […]

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Community Partner: Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes


By Bob Busch, Co-owner of Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes, Co-op Owner The Definitive Story of Buckley’s and the TeeVee Show You may have heard that Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes was on Animal Planet. If you thought that sounded funny, you’re right, it was, but we really were on Animal Planet. A television construction crew came in and changed everything. The entire place […]

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Pure Clean Laundry: Michigan-Made

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Washing our clothes can be a chore, especially if they don’t come clean. Not to mention, if you have sensitive skin, harsh detergents and synthetic fragrances can really irritate skin. In steps Pure Laundry. Mirandy Richardson runs the business, creating locally made, simple ingredient, powerful laundry concentrate. Because it is a concentrate, you […]

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Spring Cleaning Made Easier

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner With winter finally letting up (well, sort of), you may be starting to think about spring cleaning. You may not enjoy it as much as I do, but I love nothing more than opening the windows to the fresh air while scrubbing everything down from top to bottom and in all the nooks […]

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Annual Owner Meeting 2016

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This year’s Annual Owner Meeting will be held from 5-8pm on April 29th at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. We are holding elections for our Board of Directors. Voting will begin at the Co-op on April 8th and continue through the Annual Meeting on the 29th. Interested parties are encouraged run. Simply fill out this Board Candidacy Form and follow […]

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Caring for Your Wooden Cutting Board

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By Jalene Howard, Produce Assistant, Storekeeper Any investment requires proper care to ensure that you get what you pay for. Common investments such as a car, home, appliances, career, and even ourselves require daily care and preventative maintenance. A wooden cutting board is no different. If properly taken care of it can become an essential part of a well-functioning kitchen […]

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Grow a Living Garden (Pt 2)

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By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner In part one of Grow a Living Garden we talked about why you might want to create a habitat for helpful creatures and insects, and building toad houses. But toads aren’t the only pest controllers you can attract to your garden. Another very beneficial garden resident is the common Garter […]

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Community Partner: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

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By Elizabeth Conway, Development Coordinator for Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, GreenTree Board Member As children enter the museum their eyes gleam with excitement. Smiles and laughter are contagious here! These unforgettable moments when new connections are made, dreams seem reachable, and experiences spark a child’s creativity and curiosity, are forever priceless. Family memories are sketched here and an enthusiasm for […]

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