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    Alaffia for a Better World

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner When you purchase Alaffia, you do more than buy a product – Alaffia is a small-scale brand with a massive behind […]

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    Bulk Saves

    By Reeva Ripley, Bulk Buyer, Storekeeper Team Leader Consumers can make a measurable difference when it comes to the environment by making the choice to buy bulk foods. It can […]

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    Cornettis

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner When I was a kid in the Upper Peninsula my family would buy these rolls from the local bakery to […]

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    Co-op Scoop: Special Orders

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner You may not have noticed, but we’re a little cramped for space in our current location. Every inch of our shelving is important. […]

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Grandma Kuker’s Peasant Soup

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By Janet Malusi, Board Member, Co-op Owner This recipe is very nourishing and a wholesome, delicious break from holiday over-indulgences. It is very easy and a great way to utilize some of your stored canned/frozen goodies from the season’s harvest. Makes a lot! Freezes well. In a large stock pot combine: 4 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth 1 quart water […]

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Quick Buckwheat Cakes

By Gary Kramer, Board Member, Co-op Owner Makes 16-20 cakes Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat flour 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp molasses 2 eggs, separated 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cup milk 1-2 Tbsp sesame seeds Fruit, pumpkin seeds, and syrup to top Combine flour, baking powder, and […]

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Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce

By Christopher Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner This tangy sauce is so good you’ll want to make it year round. It pairs well with sliced turkey, ham, or seitan, and makes an exciting addition to a leftover sandwich. If you’re feeling adventurous, try warming some up and serving it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 4 cups whole cranberries, frozen […]

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Soothing Hand & Foot Soak

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Winter is coming. We all know it. Life gets hectic and the weather gets cold and dry, or sometimes cold and wet. A little pampering can go a long way towards lifting your morale on a gloomy winter day. Mix up a batch for yourself, or have some friends over and make it […]

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Groovy Bath Bombs

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner These simple bath bombs are a nice personalized treat on a cold day, and they make good gifts too! Groovy Bath Bombs 1 cup citric acid 2 cups baking soda 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 20 drops essential oils 2 tsp water (add up to 1 additional tsp if mixture is not holding together) […]

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Sesame Seed Cookies

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By Ray Davies, Board Vice Chair, Co-op Owner Ingredients: 1 cup hulled sesame seeds 2 cups unbleached white flour ½ tsp soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ cup oil 1 egg 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup shredded coconut* ½ tsp vanilla Lightly toast sesame seeds and coconut until light brown. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, […]

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Dave’s Best Pumpkin Pie

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By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner Ingredients: (1) 15oz Can Pumpkin Puree 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Tablespoons Black Strap Molasses ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt (1) 14oz Can Sweetened-Condensed Milk (3) Eggs (4 is better, trust me) (1) 9” Pie Shell Mix pumpkin and spices together, add remaining filling ingredients, mix slowly […]

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Leftover Turkey Soup

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By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Ingredients: 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 6 cups homemade turkey stock, or packaged chicken broth 1 cup noodles (your choice) 2 cups chopped cooked turkey meat Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Pancakes

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By Anneleise Fox, Board Member, Co-op Owner This is a nice simple recipe that my family makes all the time. Ingredients: 1 Box Glutino Gluten Free Pancake Mix 2 2/3 cup Milk 1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt (as an egg replacement) 1 can Omena Organics Pumpkin 6 Tbsp melted Butter 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg Mix all of the ingredients […]

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