Co-op Blog

Jun 23, 2015
Let’s dive into the world mocktails! The beauty of a mocktail is they’re refreshing, beautiful, and you can drink them anytime of the day. On my list to try this summer are Black Berry & Meyer Lemon Spritzer, Lady Lavender’s Mocktail and a Pineapple Cucumber Cooler. One of my co-workers had a fabulous celebration last weekend, and the following kombucha mocktail recipe... [read more]
Jun 16, 2015
Northwest berries are finally coming through our doors! While the may be a bit more expensive, there’s good reason for that. Berry season is finally upon our region and the taste in the berries is quite different from those we’ve had from California. Berries are rich in vitamin C, pectin and packed with antioxidants. Blueberries and blackberries are some of the best... [read more]
Jun 15, 2015
June 15-21st we are officially teaming up with Bee Girl and celebrating National Pollinator Week.  Throughout our produce department you will see signs like this one, spreading the buzz about pollinators.               Here are some sweet facts from Bee Girl about our busy bees Honey never "... [read more]
Jun 11, 2015
The land around us is wide awake from winter hibernation, and local produce is starting to trickle in. From now on, keep your eyes peeled for local goods staking claim on our produce shelves. Check out the signs hanging above produce, and choose the ones with blue boarders for local goods. Examples of local produce from now through the end of June include garlic scapes,... [read more]
Jun 02, 2015
Ring in June with this wonderfully simple recipe for Watermelon Salad. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the flavor of the early watermelons. ½ medium red onion or a few shallots ½ - ⅓ cup fresh lime juice 3 lbs of seedless watermelon 8 oz feta cheese ½ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup olive oil ⅔ cup Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped    ... [read more]
May 27, 2015
As we usher out May and welcome June with open arms, it means potluck, wedding and vacation season are upon us full throttle. Simplified meal planning and a little creativity are key in making sure you’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors basking in the sunshine. Here are some quick time saving tips from my kitchen to yours. Plan one-pot or meal-in-a-... [read more]
May 20, 2015
It’s that time of year when my tastebuds do a little dance as I spy the first packages of Mama Terra Micro Creamery Chevre appear in our cheese case. If you’ve never had it before, this fresh, locally made Chevre is creamy and delicious, with a subtle goat milk flavor. I’ve used it on tarts for fancy brunches, in cheesecake for a refreshing tang, or simply spread it on... [read more]
Apr 29, 2015
For all of you fish-eating enthusiasts it is that time of year again- Fresh Fish Season! Whether you like your fish baked, broiled, barbequed, pan-seared, poached, or deep-fried it is fresh and available in-store now. Alaskan Wild Halibut, Cod and Rockfish are currently lining our shelves, and are great for those looking for a fresh, in-season, lean and high protein base for... [read more]
Apr 22, 2015
We have many events coming up that all involve greening-up your life. Come partake with us! Wednesday, April 22 Stop by the store and opt-out of paper receipts! Save paper and keep clutter at bay. Receipts are automatically emailed to you Wednesday, April 22 Bring your cup, and save 50 cents on any drink at the juice bar! This stellar deal is only good... [read more]
Apr 15, 2015
How do your green your life? Do you ride a bike to work, shop in bulk or bring your grocery bags? Do you ponder about choosing organic, local products over conventional, factory-farmed ones? These are choices we make every day, and now we bring you another one. Co-op Owners can now opt-out of printed receipts! This simple step reduces the unnecessary... [read more]