• 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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Annual Meeting 2018

This year’s Annual Owner Meeting will be held from 6-9pm on May 4th at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. Children of attendees play free during the meeting! We are holding elections for our Board of Directors. Voting will begin at the Co-op on Friday, April 20th and continue through 7pm at the Annual Meeting on the 4th. As usual, the […]

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Packaging Matters

By Christopher Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner GreenTree’s deli is committed to promoting sustainable consumer habits, and as such, we only use packaging from companies that emphasize sustainability and endorse healthy business practices. Smartcycle and Placon, whose packaging we currently use, state on their website that, “[m]ore than 25 million tons of plastic packaging are sold in the U.S. every […]

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The GreenSprouts

By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner Have you heard of the GreenSprouts? Here at GreenTree we believe it’s important for people to have access to healthy food. Part of the way we do this is by working with national organizations, regional suppliers, and local farmers to get the best prices on the freshest produce that we […]

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2017: Pretty Much Our Best Year Yet!

By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Whew! Grocery ain’t easy. Retail ain’t easy. Downtown ain’t easy. There are lots of pieces that go into running a grocery store. Throw in some democracy, an emphasis on fair wages, and high value products and you have yourself an uphill-both-ways kind of battle. In the last few years, we’ve seen organic products […]

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