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    The Low Down on Co+op Basics

    By Stacy Saul, Grocery Buyer, Co-op Owner Co+op Basics mean everyday low prices for everyone! These great prices on everyday staple foods are available to all shoppers, whether you have […]

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    September Word from the Board

    By Robert Murray. Board Chair, Co-op Owner I do hope that you are having a very pleasant fall season, school is back in session and the fall harvest is in […]

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    Double Up Food Bucks

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner On August 1st GreenTree Cooperative Grocery became one of only 56 Michigan retailers authorized to participate in the Double Up […]

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    The Co-op Scoop: Ode to Coffee

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner For a moment, think back to 2006: Taylor Swift released her first single, black nail polish was all the rage, and Pirates of […]

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Shark Bark

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By Ari H. Ingredients 2 packages of confetti candy melts 1 package of light blue candy melts 1 bag of shark gummies 1 package of strawberry Pop Rocks Directions Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt the colors of candy separately. Place spoonfulls of each color filling on the parchment paper. Use a chopstick to swirl the colors of […]

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Zany Mighty Bites

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By Micah N. Ingredients 2 tsp Italian seasoning 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 4 pitas (6 inches), cut into bite sized pieces Directions In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, paprika and garlic powder. Cut each pita half into bite sized pieces; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spray both sides of wedges with non-stick olive oil […]

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No Bake Granola Cookies

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By Allison & Emily B. (Gluten free, dairy free, nut free) Ingredients 4 cups sugar 4 Tbsp melted (dairy free) butter 4 Tbsp cocoa unsweetened ½ cup of coconut milk 4 ½  cups pumpkin flax natures paths granola or hemp plus granola cereals ½ cup sun butter ½ cup chia seeds Directions 1. In sauce pan over medium high heat […]

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Combat Candy

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By Ezra H. Ingredients 2 packages Wilton’s vanilla candy melts 1 package green candy melts 1 package peanut butter candy melts 1 package light cocoa candy melts 1 package green army men gummies Directions Melt the all of the chocolate in individual containers. Smooth out the vanilla with a spatula. Place spoonfulls of each color of candy melt where ever […]

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Blueberry Creamsicles

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By Hazel H. Ingredients 2 cups plain yogurt 1 cup whole milk Juice and zest from 1 orange 1/2 cup honey (or other sweetener to taste) 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup chopped kale Put all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze at least 4 hours. Enjoy with your friends!

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Joy’s Delicious Broccoli Bacon Cheese Soup

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By Joy S. Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons corn starch (stirred into a small amount of cold water so that it doesn’t clump in the pot)                           1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth or vegetable broth 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, finely chopped                        1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 […]

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Claire’s Chia Crunch Apple Pie

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By Claire S. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange your favorite pie crust recipe or ready-made crust into pie pan. Mix and arrange in unbaked pie shell: 6-8 Granny Smith Apples (or your favorite baking apple), peeled and sliced 1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) 1 tsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp cornstarch Dot top with few teaspoons cut chilled butter Blend […]

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