• Science in The Kitchen: for kids (and adults!)

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner There is nothing more fun than making something interactive in the kitchen as a kid. My mom used to […]

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  • Much Ado About Sweet Corn

    By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner When it comes to delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredients, sweet corn should be near the top of your list. GreenTree will have local/organic […]

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  • The Long and Winding Road to Expansion

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner, and Ben Sandel, Cooperative Board Leadership Consultant The Long and Winding Road to Expansion is paved with speed bumps, potholes, flat tires, doubt, […]

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  • What is GreenTree?

    By Amy Derry, Co-op Owner, Board Secretary GreenTree is my friend. This grocery store was the first good thing I found when I started working in Mt. Pleasant in 2008. […]

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  • Staff in the Spotlight: Tenley Good

    Where are you from? Gladwin, MI How did you first find the Co-op? When I came to CMU 1 1/2 years ago. How long have you been working here? Three […]

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  • Feel the Burn

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner Most of us have been there (some of us more often than others) after a beautiful day kayaking, grilling […]

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West African Ginger Drink

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner I wanted to try making something a little bit different that still allowed for the use of easy to find ingredients. With the hot temperatures we’ve been having lately it seemed like a good idea to try out a summer drink from another part of the world. The first recipe […]

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We can order that!

By Reeva Ripley, Frozen and Bulk Buyer, Co-op Owner As a cooperative grocery there are things which set us apart from super markets or run of the mill grocery stores; our outstanding customer service, an awesome selection of organic and local goods, as well as my personal favorite… special ordering! Special ordering enables our customers to purchase case quantities of […]

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Eating Local

By Dave Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner In our modern age of food preservatives and additives, genetically altered crops and E. coli outbreaks, people are increasingly concerned about the quality and cleanliness of the foods they eat. Given the impossibility of identifying the pesticides used and the route taken to grow and transport, say, a banana from Central America to […]

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Delicious Dairy Daze

By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner If you’re anything like me, there are some great dairy-based items just chilling in your fridge or freezer right now! Starting your day off with a classic bowl of cereal and ice cold milk describes the majority of my mornings. There’s usually a fruity yogurt found in my lunch. […]

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2018 Annual Meeting Wrap up

By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Over 100 people joined us this year’s Annual Meeting. Here are the highlights: Board Election Results- Ray Davies, Stacy Saul and Lee Ruffino were elected to the three full term seats and Roberto Mendoza was elected to the partial term seat. Thank you to our new Board Members for their interest and commitment […]

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