• Science in The Kitchen: for kids (and adults!)

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner There is nothing more fun than making something interactive in the kitchen as a kid. My mom used to […]

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  • Much Ado About Sweet Corn

    By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner When it comes to delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredients, sweet corn should be near the top of your list. GreenTree will have local/organic […]

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  • The Long and Winding Road to Expansion

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner, and Ben Sandel, Cooperative Board Leadership Consultant The Long and Winding Road to Expansion is paved with speed bumps, potholes, flat tires, doubt, […]

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  • What is GreenTree?

    By Amy Derry, Co-op Owner, Board Secretary GreenTree is my friend. This grocery store was the first good thing I found when I started working in Mt. Pleasant in 2008. […]

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  • Staff in the Spotlight: Tenley Good

    Where are you from? Gladwin, MI How did you first find the Co-op? When I came to CMU 1 1/2 years ago. How long have you been working here? Three […]

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  • Feel the Burn

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner Most of us have been there (some of us more often than others) after a beautiful day kayaking, grilling […]

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2017: Pretty Much Our Best Year Yet!

By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Whew! Grocery ain’t easy. Retail ain’t easy. Downtown ain’t easy. There are lots of pieces that go into running a grocery store. Throw in some democracy, an emphasis on fair wages, and high value products and you have yourself an uphill-both-ways kind of battle. In the last few years, we’ve seen organic products […]

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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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Winter Skin

By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner It’s safe to say no one is spending too much time outdoors this time of year – especially with the subzero temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately. With the drop in temperatures and cranking up the heat indoors, low humidity and more comes seasonal winter skin troubles. Our skin is […]

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