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    February Co-op Scoop

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Happy 2016! We get a lot of questions and a lot of feedback here at the Co-op. We get feedback about the soup, […]

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    Spice Corner: Chinese Five Spice Powder

    By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Chinese Five Spice Powder is a blend of warm, spicy flavors that can be added as a rub to most meats, incorporated into […]

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    Valentine’s Day Catering Menu

    By Chris Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner I love sweets. This will probably come to no surprise to anyone who knows me, but what might surprise you is the fact […]

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    Staff in the Spotlight: Eric Nartker

    Eric Nartker, Storekeeper Where are you from? Mt. Pleasant, MI How did you first find the Co-op? I was walking around downtown, killing time before meeting friends. How long have […]

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    Community Partner: Whitford Chiropractic

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner If you’re not familiar with Chiropractic care, it is an alternative medical practice that seeks to realign the musculoskeletal system […]

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Bacon, Spinach & Gruyere Quiche

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By Alyssa Gibson, Baker Quiches are so easy to make and taste amazing. They are great during the holidays and can be made in advance as a great option for breakfast. Feel free to replace the Gruyere cheese with any replacement you choose. You can also try replacing the spinach with asparagus for an even tastier dish! Ingredients: 1 Wholly […]

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Brown Beer Bread

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By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner This bread is very satisfying. It’s slightly sweet because of the sugar, but also savory because of the butter and beer. The hemp seeds toast just a little and give it an amazing nutty flavor. You can serve slices on their own, maybe with a bit of extra butter, or […]

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Dutch Apple Pie

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By Alyssa Gibson, Baker I think Apple Pie is a great dessert to have at almost any occasion or holiday! In high school, we sold Apple Pies as a fundraiser. All of the band students and parents would get together one night and make literally hundreds of pies from scratch for all the wonderful supporters of the Chartlotte High School […]

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Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal

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By Reeva Ripley, Bulk and Frozen Buyer, Co-op Owner This quick recipe is a sweet way to start your day, a quick meal for one or *many! I mean, how can you go wrong with cherries and chocolate? Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup rolled oats Handful of dried cherries 1 Tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter 1/4 tsp cinnamon […]

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Whipped Aloe Shave Gel

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner This six ingredient DIY shaving cream is a nice alternative for people with sensitive skin. Ingredients: 1/3 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Shea Butter 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel 2 tsp Baking Soda 10-20 drops Essential Oil (Optional*) 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler […]

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Community Partner: Lavana Shurtliff Jewelry

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By Rachel Cromell, Marketing Assistant, Produce Assistant, Co-op Owner Although the weather so far has failed to bring Mid-Michigan its usual blanket of twinkling snowflakes, GreenTree’s community partner, Lavana Shurtliff Jewelry, has been working to create the sparkling glitz and glitter we love for the holiday season. In her studio, Shurtliff dons protective glasses and fearlessly pilots a 1600 degree […]

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Colorful Potato Salad

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By Eric Nartker, Storekeeper, Co-op Owner Both sweet and savory, this potato salad works well as a main dish, or as a side. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, cubed 1 small Japanese sweet potato (or other sweet potato variety), cubed 1/2 of a small yellow onion, sliced/diced 1/2 of a small red onion, sliced/diced 2-4 garlic cloves, chopped Handful of spinach […]

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Indian Tea (Chai)

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By Aiman Shahpurwala, Board Member, Co-op Owner This is the recipe for one cup (one serving) of Indian Chai tea. Indian tea is easy to make, great for the cold winter months, and works well to serve in a thermos at holiday gatherings. It is usually served after dinner. If you want to make more just multiply by how many people […]

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