Whipped Aloe Shave Gel

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

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

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)

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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Parsley Pick-Me-Up

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner Sometimes around the holidays we find ourselves overdoing it (eating, celebrating, planning) or underdoing it (sleep, quiet time, vegetables). It’s easy to get worn out and overwhelmed. This quick, fresh tasting beverage can be a nice way to recharge and re-energize yourself when it all starts to feel like a […]

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