A Spotlight on Wellness: Gabriel Cosmetics

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner “It’s so sheer that I don’t feel like I’ve lost myself under a layer of makeup,” – Alicia Silverstone regarding Zuzu cosmetics in Allure magazine. Gabriel Cosmetics started in 1991 and since then they have been featured in over 25 print publications including, Elle, Shape, and Vegetarian Times. They feature three lines of […]

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The Down and Dirty of Digestive Enzymes

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Imagine a world of fluffy cupcakes, never ending pizza, ice cream sundaes, and mountains of glorious candy. In a perfect world, we would all eat delicious, addictive food in abundance without ramifications like heartburn, bloating, and indigestion. And unfortunately, until we can get to that perfect world, which I’m hoping comes along soon, […]

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New Cheeses? No Whey!

By Chris Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner Yes whey! We now carry a selection of gourmet and specialty cheeses, including: Gruyere, manchego, parmigiano reggiano, brie, burrata, fresh mozzarella, aged asiago, smoked cheddar, halloumi, sheep & goat’s milk feta, sticky toffee cheese, raw cow’s milk blue cheese, mascarpone, chevre, and pear-stuffed chevre. The uses for these amazing cheeses are probably endless, […]

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Tomato Season!

By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner Local tomatoes are one of summer’s special treats. Of course, tomatoes are available year-round, but to experience tomatoes at their taste pinnacle you need find a source locally. In Michigan our tomato season is pretty short, just a few weeks. We need to capitalize on the bounty that we get from our local […]

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Why Buy Bulk?

By Reeva Ripley, Bulk Buyer, Frozen Buyer, Co-op Owner Help save money and the environment one purchase at a time! In a world where people are becoming more ecologically aware, many of us are looking to minimize our effect on the environment. Making purchases in the bulk aisle enables folks to reduce both discarded packaging and food waste. It also […]

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