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    Staff in the Spotlight : James Champion

    Where are you from? Whitehall, MI How did you first find the Co-op? I was looking for vegan food. (cheese) Or maybe Casey Crick? How long have you been working […]

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    How to Use Up Kale

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner   If you prefer, you can view the video here. Kale is a cheap, versatile, leafy green and a member […]

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    Organic Valley: A Farmer Cooperative

    By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner When you start your day off with a heaping bowl of cereal, snack on cheese at lunch, and end […]

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    How to Use Up Zucchini

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner You can watch the video on this here. Zucchini is a very abundant and versatile vegetable. (Well, technically it’s a […]

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    Tips and Tricks for Using Your Summer Produce

    By Dave Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner Summer is upon us! July and August really show off the abundance of produce items Michigan has to offer. The best way to […]

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A Word from the Board: Investing in Our Future


By Elizabeth Conway, Board Treasurer, Co-op Owner GreenTree is quickly outgrowing our current space; we have experienced significant increases in the annual sales and in the number of Owners in recent years. And, as most of you know, we’ve been talking about the relocation/expansion project for some time now. The staff and Board have been working diligently to assess all […]

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What’s in Your Supplements?


By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Supplement consumers may have heard in recent news that the New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, sent a cease and desist order to several major retailers that were carrying various products like ginseng and echinacea that did not contain the listed ingredients or that contained ingredients that were not listed on the […]

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The Co-op Scoop


By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner What’s in store for your store? We’re celebrating our 45th Anniversary this year! Crazy right? As Liz Busch used to say, “We don’t look a day over 21.” We’ll be celebrating the entire week of March 16th-22nd with theme days and a CSA give-away, but mark your calendars for March 21st: It will […]

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Slow Cooker Conversions

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By Reeva Ripley – Bulk Buyer, Storekeeper, Co-op Owner Winter is soup season, but with a busy schedule it can be nearly impossible to find the time to cook a batch of your favorite soup on the stove top. In five simple steps you can transform most traditional recipes so they can be easily prepared in a slow cooker, or […]

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