Co-op Blog

Oct 15, 2013
AFC has been recognized for our efforts to determine GMOs in the products we sell. We were selected from a field of more than 150 stores that were nominated by hundreds of consumers from around the country.“As demand grows for organic, locally and sustainably grown, truthfully labeled non-GMO foods, hundreds of food retailers are rising to the occasion,” said Ronnie Cummins,... [read more]
Oct 15, 2013
This October, one billion cooperators around the globe will celebrate all the ways cooperative enterprise builds a better world. There are 30,000 co-ops in the United States, with Americans holding 350 million co-op memberships. In nearly every part of the economy, people have joined together to do business more effectively, or to get the products and services they need – from... [read more]
Oct 15, 2013
Jackson Co. Plastic Round-up, Oct 25-26, 9:00 – 4:00Nursery pots, bubble wrap, baling twine, snack food bags, cassettes, discs, irrigation components, lawn chairs and toys are among the long list of plastics accepted for recycling at the Jackson County Plastic Round-up. Gather plastic from your home, garden, garage and business to keep it out of the landfill, and have it... [read more]
Sep 09, 2013
As promised, this week we are going to learn a little more about preserving fruit in alcohol, something I like to call Boozy Fruit. If you’ve never canned anything and/or the idea of cooking, stirring, and sterilizing jars is NOT your idea of a fun thing to do on a Saturday, then boozy fruit is for you. Once ready, boozy fruit can be baked into cakes, made into ice cream,... [read more]
Sep 06, 2013
Come join us for Love Local Week at the Co-op!Check here for the schedule!Support and connect with our neighbors and local entrepreneurs during Love Local Week, Sunday, September 8 through Saturday, September 14. Stop by the Culinary Kiosk anytime during the week and be wowed by the many great local products produced in our region. To name a few: Herb Pharm, Wild Carrot,... [read more]
Sep 05, 2013
Last apple season, Ashland Food Co-op donated $10,887.39 to the Rogue Valley Farm to School Program. We are pleased that our efforts are acknowledged by RVF2S Board Member, David Tourzan. 
Sep 03, 2013
Some friends recently bought a house within walking distance to ours, and so the other day we walked over to welcome them to the neighborhood. Upon our arrival, I was absolutely delighted and astounded to see the abundant fruit trees and grape vines that are part of their property. The original owners had obviously taken great care of these trees, because although they need... [read more]
Aug 27, 2013
I don’t always cook with cast iron while camping. Utilizing heavy duty foil is another great way to make delicious meals over the campfire. The difference in the finished product of cast iron vs. foil cooking is cooking in foil tends to lend itself better to steaming inside the pouch which is perfect for cooking fish to a tender consistency. Here is my favorite foil pouch... [read more]
Aug 22, 2013
Jackson County residents are welcome to participate in Josephine County's Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off event. What do you have hanging around at your house that is toxic and needs to be disposed of?