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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Packaging Matters

By Christopher Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner GreenTree’s deli is committed to promoting sustainable consumer habits, and as such, we only use packaging from companies that emphasize sustainability and endorse healthy business practices. Smartcycle and Placon, whose packaging we currently use, state on their website that, “[m]ore than 25 million tons of plastic packaging are sold in the U.S. every […]

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The GreenSprouts

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner Have you heard of the GreenSprouts? Here at GreenTree we believe it’s important for people to have access to healthy food. Part of the way we do this is by working with national organizations, regional suppliers, and local farmers to get the best prices on the freshest produce that we […]

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