• 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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2015 Annual Owner Meeting

This year’s Annual Owner Meeting will be held from 5-8pm on May 29th at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. We will be having an important vote on our Articles of Incorporation this year. You can get an overview of why we need the update here. We will also be holding elections for our Board of Directors. Interested parties are encouraged […]

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Natural Nutrition: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Benefits Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids – meaning they are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. The way to get omega-3s is through food or supplementation. Most people do not consume sufficient amounts of omega-3s. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, […]

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Community Partner: Endurance Fitness

By Megan Molloy of Endurance Fitness Good nutrition and physical fitness are a huge part of keeping Mt. Pleasant citizens healthy and strong, so we can build an even stronger community. Our community deserves a welcoming, supportive environment for people to build towards bettering themselves physically and mentally, which is why we’ve chosen to partner with GreenTree Cooperative Grocery. Endurance […]

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Natural Nutrition: Vegetarian Diets

By Felicia Marzolf, Dietetics Student A vegetarian diet is a plant-based diet that does not include meat, fish and poultry. However, there are a variety of vegetarian diets. Lacto-vegetarian diets eliminate meat, fish, poultry and eggs, including foods that contain these foods. However, they consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and […]

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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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