• That Co-op Smell

    By Stacy Saul, Board Member, Co-op Owner Since moving away from Mount Pleasant nearly two years ago to the West side of the state, I can assure you that I […]

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  • 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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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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