• A Sleep Symposium

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner A solid snooze is key to not only looking and feeling your best, but also is irreplaceable for brain […]

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  • A Word from the Board:

    It’s an Exciting Time to Become a Board Member! By Michael J. Conway, Board Chair, Co-op Owner The seed that eventually became GreenTree Cooperative Grocery was planted in 1970. It […]

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  • Staff Yearbook 2019

    They work hard every day to keep our little Co-op running, focusing on the small details that make a difference for our shoppers while keeping in mind our big picture impacts like food systems, local economics, and the cooperative economy. It takes a mix of interests and talents, strengths and weaknesses, personality quirks and peeves.

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  • Grand Traverse Sauce Co.

    We start with sourcing our key fresh ingredients from local and regional farms and suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. Our pepper supplier is only a few miles down the road from our facility, and they are organic certified. Our labels are made from recycled paper, and of course our glass bottles and PET lids are recyclable. We have a zero food waste policy that sends any excess food we create straight to a community compost.

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Owner Benefits and Co+op Basics

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner GreenTree is always working to improve the Co+op experience for our Owners and shoppers. This year, we tried changing our long standing once-a-month discount structure from a single fixed date, to a choose-your-own model. After nine months of this new structure, we’ve discovered some interesting things. In talking with shoppers […]

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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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