By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner Iced or hot, tea is the most commonly drunk beverage (after water) in the entire world according to National Geographic! The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates the world drinks about 6 billion cups of tea a day – that’s a lot of steeped leaves! January is National Hot […]Read more
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We start with sourcing our key fresh ingredients from local and regional farms and suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. Our pepper supplier is only a few miles down the road from our facility, and they are organic certified. Our labels are made from recycled paper, and of course our glass bottles and PET lids are recyclable. We have a zero food waste policy that sends any excess food we create straight to a community compost.
As you may have heard in the news, devastating rainfall, floods and mudslides hit the Kerala region of India this past August. Over 400 people were killed and 800,000 were displaced. This was the worst flood the country has seen in 100 years. Many of the people affected were small-scale farmers, who lost their homes, fields and crops in the […]Read more
By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner October is my anniversary month for working at the Co-op. This year I celebrated 15 years! Crazy, right? Especially since I’m only 29! Fifteen years ago (2003) I moved to Mt. Pleasant to attend CMU and be closer to my sister. My son, Mason, was just over a year old. We first came […]Read more
Where are you from? Remus, MI How did you first find the Co-op? Came here with my parents in the early 90s. How long have you been working here? About 1 1/2 years. What is the best part of your job? Working for a mindful business. Do you like to cook? Sure. Describe your perfect breakfast. Coffee. What is your […]Read more
By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner As fall begins to bring a chill to the air and new flavors to the table, we like to take the time to celebrate with good plentiful food! One way to celebrate the cooling weather is with a steaming cup of beautifully roasted coffee. Equal Exchange, makers of fair […]Read more