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    Community Partner: Buckley’s Canoes

    By Liz Busch, Owner of Buckley’s Canoes Water. Arguably the most important natural resource on our planet. All life depends on it. Humans also use water to make life on

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    2015 Annual Owner Meeting

    This year’s Annual Owner Meeting will be held from 5-8pm at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. We will be having an important vote on our Articles of Incorporation this year.

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    A Word from the Board: Investing in Our Future

    By Elizabeth Conway, Board Treasurer, Co-op Owner GreenTree is quickly outgrowing our current space; we have experienced significant increases in the annual sales and in the number of Owners in

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    The Co-op Scoop

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner What’s in store for your store? We’re celebrating our 45th Anniversary this year! Crazy right? As Liz Busch used to say, “We don’t

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Natural Nutrition: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Benefits Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids – meaning they are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. The way to get omega-3s is through food or supplementation. Most people do not consume sufficient amounts of omega-3s. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin,

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Community Partner: Endurance Fitness

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By Megan Molloy of Endurance Fitness Good nutrition and physical fitness are a huge part of keeping Mt. Pleasant citizens healthy and strong, so we can build an even stronger community. Our community deserves a welcoming, supportive environment for people to build towards bettering themselves physically and mentally, which is why we’ve chosen to partner with GreenTree Cooperative Grocery. Endurance

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Natural Nutrition: Vegetarian Diets

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By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student A vegetarian diet is a plant-based diet that does not include meat, fish and poultry. However, there are a variety of vegetarian diets. Lacto-vegetarian diets eliminate meat, fish, poultry and eggs, including foods that contain these foods. However, they consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and

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What’s in Your Supplements?


By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Supplement consumers may have heard in recent news that the New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, sent a cease and desist order to several major retailers that were carrying various products like ginseng and echinacea that did not contain the listed ingredients or that contained ingredients that were not listed on the

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Natural Nutrition: Probiotics


By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student Hello everyone, my name is Felicia Marzolf and I am a senior dietetics student at Central Michigan University. I am going to be working with GreenTree this semester for a senior community nutrition project. As part of my project, I will be writing a series of articles on nutritional topics of interest. Please be sure

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