• 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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We can order that!

By Reeva Ripley, Frozen and Bulk Buyer, Co-op Owner As a cooperative grocery there are things which set us apart from super markets or run of the mill grocery stores; our outstanding customer service, an awesome selection of organic and local goods, as well as my personal favorite… special ordering! Special ordering enables our customers to purchase case quantities of […]

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Eating Local

By Dave Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner In our modern age of food preservatives and additives, genetically altered crops and E. coli outbreaks, people are increasingly concerned about the quality and cleanliness of the foods they eat. Given the impossibility of identifying the pesticides used and the route taken to grow and transport, say, a banana from Central America to […]

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Delicious Dairy Daze

By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Wellness Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Co-op Owner If you’re anything like me, there are some great dairy-based items just chilling in your fridge or freezer right now! Starting your day off with a classic bowl of cereal and ice cold milk describes the majority of my mornings. There’s usually a fruity yogurt found in my lunch. […]

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2018 Annual Meeting Wrap up

By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Over 100 people joined us this year’s Annual Meeting. Here are the highlights: Board Election Results- Ray Davies, Stacy Saul and Lee Ruffino were elected to the three full term seats and Roberto Mendoza was elected to the partial term seat. Thank you to our new Board Members for their interest and commitment […]

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Made in Michigan

By Megan Barber, Grocery Buyer, Merchandising Manager, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Gearing up for Michigan’s summer months got off to a halting start with an April ice storm, but those dreams of local products found at your nearest farmer’s market don’t have to be put on hold! Year round, we carry numerous fresh local produce options, canned and pickled choices, […]

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