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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Made in Michigan

By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Gearing up for Michigan’s summer months got off to a halting start with an April ice storm, but those dreams of local products found at your nearest farmer’s market don’t have to be put on hold! Year round, we carry numerous fresh local produce options, canned and pickled choices, […]

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Smart Chicken

By Reeva Ripley, Bulk/Frozen/Meat Buyer, Storekeeper Team Leader, Co-op Owner We are excited to offer a new Co-op Basics product… Smart Chicken! Smart Chicken is produced by an innovative company which has high quality standards and focuses on humane practices for employees and chickens alike. Here are some things which set them apart from standard chicken farming and processing: Tecumseh […]

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Fast Healthy Lunches

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner As life gets busier, lunch gets faster, and usually, less healthy. For a bunch of tips on making lunch easier and cheaper while keeping it healthy, check out this video. I’ve also got a very tasty recipe to share with you. This dish hits the trifecta: Cheap, Easy, Fast. It’s […]

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