• 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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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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