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    Community Partner: Salon Blu

    By Bethany Beebe, Salon Manager At Salon Blu and Spa, we provide a variety of services in a relaxing and friendly environment. With our talented well trained team, you will […]

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    Fresh Produce from Good News Farm

    By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner Last month we had an opportunity to visit a new produce provider for GreenTree: Good News Farm. Located in the community of Cedar […]

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    Community Partner: Redbird Pet Emporium

    When it comes to community, Redbird Pet Emporium is more than just a retail store. Located at 1235 N Mission St. since November, it has been a feature of Mt. […]

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    The Many Uses of Mustard Seed

    By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Chances are you probably haven’t given much thought to the oh so versatile condiment that is mustard, or the seeds that go into […]

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Tarragon Asparagus

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Vegan, Gluten Free This recipe is a throwback first published in our August-September 1989 GreenTree Newsletter. We hope you like it! Ingredients: 1 package (10oz) Frozen or ½ lb fresh asparagus 2 Tbsp tarragon wine vinegar* Dash of pepper 1 Tbsp chopped pimento Cook asparagus spears until just crisp tender. Sprinkle spears with vinegar, pepper and pimento. Serve hot or […]

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Community Partner: Barbara E. Heller-Burstein, D.O., FAARM, P.L.L.C.

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By Barbara E. Heller-Burstein, Co-op Owner Integrative and functional medicine: What is it and why do it? I am a fully accredited and licensed Osteopathic physician (“Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine”, a “DO”) with almost two decades of experience in the Central Michigan area. A key distinction between DOs and MDs is that we’re more attuned to looking at (and of […]

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Annual Meeting Recap 2016

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By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Good food, good folks, music, children laughing, and democracy… what could it be? None other than GreenTree’s Annual Meeting. On April 29th, billions of skin cells made their way to the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum for this year’s annual meeting and board election. This year we had six candidates running for five open […]

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Energy Bites

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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 the bulk aisle at your friendly local Co-op to get your supplies – we have what you need to personalize your tasty treats. Let’s break down what goes into energy […]

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Coffee: An Origin Story

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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 shipped across the country from Washington state. The clothes you’re wearing could be hand-made by someone you know, or carried around the globe in planes, trains, and automobiles. Perhaps it’s […]

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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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