Co-op Blog

Sep 10, 2014
Meet Our Local Producers During Love Local Week September 12-20! We invited our favorite local producers to come meet you at the Culinary Kiosk for conversation and to offer a sampling of their wares. We’ll also be featuring specialty products from local farms.  Watch our Facebook page for daily tasting schedules.  In the meantime, here are some folks... [read more]
Sep 04, 2014
Save the date, Saturday, September 20 from 11am to 2pm. Thanks to Fry Family Farm we will once again be roasting green chiles out front of the Co-op. Frys are providing both the roaster and the green chiles fresh from their Medford farm. All you have to do is place an order for the amount you need and they will custom roast them for you. Then you can pay... [read more]
Aug 28, 2014
Upon returning from a 5 day vacation, I did a garden check and discovered a pair of 19 inch zucchini tucked under  a leaf.  Once summer squash flowers are pollinated, it’s only a matter of days before they are ready for harvest and 5 days was just too long to leave these squash on their own.  So far the perfect craft project for over-size zucchini has eluded me... [read more]
Aug 18, 2014
If you have made all the tomato sauce and pesto your freezer can hold and you still have fresh basil coming out your ears, keep reading! It’s easy to dry it for winter use, no special equipment or time required. Carefully harvest perfect leaf clusters with scissors. Try to keep at least a couple inches of stem on the leaves. Find a brown paper bag just the right size to hold... [read more]
Aug 07, 2014
This week our new sneeze guards were installed and you will notice some continued improvements in the placement of items.  We now have a sneeze guard over the soup station allowing us room to merchandise our soup rolls and cornbread in a much more attractive manner.  Additionally, our shelving arrived at the end of the salad bar.  We have been waiting for these... [read more]
Jul 28, 2014
It is hard to believe that the new Deli has been open for a month now. We have had great success from the very start with quite a few learning opportunities as well. Thank you all for taking the time to voice your frustrations, concerns, suggestions, ideas and praise. I personally read each and every suggestion card and made sure we either responded via phone, email or by... [read more]
Jul 22, 2014
Why did you change the beans and rice from self serve to full serve? When we redesigned the department to provide more workspace for our employees, we had to make some sacrifices. We lost the hot well space that previously housed the beans and rice when we replaced the old salad bar with our beautiful new cold bar. Knowing that we would be adding a burrito... [read more]
Jul 15, 2014
As we near the 3 week mark of the reopening of the deli, I want to take this time to thank all of you that have been supportive and patient during this change. We have all experienced a pretty steep learning curve this month. You, the customers, are learning how to order and navigate our department, the cashiers are learning a new POS ordering system, and the deli employees... [read more]
Jul 07, 2014
What is Acai? Acai is considered the king of the superfoods. It is a tiny purple palm fruit that is a staple food for people of the Amazon. Açaí is rich in antioxidants (specifically anthocyanins like those found in red wine) and healthy fats similar to olive oil, plus it has no sugar. This combo makes açaí a powerhouse of satisfying nutrition. We take the... [read more]
Jul 01, 2014
Wow, what an exciting process this has been! We appreciate all of the creative solutions that you must have come up with over the course of the last 8 days as you entered the store and found our deli closed. I spoke with many of you during that time and truly got a sense of how important the deli is to our community as a place for healthy and delicious... [read more]

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