Co-op Blog

Salt Dough OrnamentsThis week we are making salt dough which is a fun and versatile dough for making Christmas ornaments.  The basic recipe is:  combine 1 ½ cups of warm water with 1 cup of salt, add 4 cups of flour and knead by hand, adding more flour if needed to keep it from sticking to your hands. Roll dough to ¼” thickness and use your favorite holiday cookie... Read More
This morning as I dropped my daughter off at school, I noticed that the tree in front of the classroom was covered in pine cones that had been transformed with loving little fingers into feeders for the birds.  I instantly thought of the pine cone collection that was gathered this summer at one of our favorite camping spots and decided that friends and family would be... Read More
Choose the Deli to make your Holiday Meal Delicious and Easy Our Co-op Deli will once again be making our scrumptious ready to heat and serve Thanksgiving meals. We make everything from scratch in our homey co-op kitchen, from the pie crusts to the cornbread for the stuffing. All food is made fresh using the highest quality ingredients, all of our produce and grains are... Read More
Now that the national Health Care Marketplace is open, uninsured Oregon residents will use Cover Oregon to find medical and dental coverage, and financial help to pay for it. This process could be fairly impersonal and quite daunting. Your Co-op would like to help you traverse the new system.To do this, the board of directors has engaged Sue Carney, a local Cover Oregon... Read More
If you have been reading my blogs or articles in the sales flyer for awhile, then you know that I am an absolute celery root fanatic!  My love for this ugly, knobby, large and unwieldy root dates back to my childhood, where interestingly enough, I didn’t like it at all, but having it on our table so frequently throughout my formative years, brought it into my focus where... Read More
Ashland Food Co-op will close at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 4th.This will allow all employees to attend our annual All Staff Meeting.Please let the signs on the front doors remind you that we will be closing early on November 4th, so you don’t get your heart set for some tasty Co-op treat only to be disappointed when you arrive and the doors are locked.Mark your calendar now.... Read More
Every year, right about now, I start to gather recipes that I find intriguing and just may make it to my Thanksgiving table.  Some years I stick to tried and true family favorites that due to the sheer amount of times that I have prepared them, take very little effort.   Some years I give up on tradition entirely and eat crab or lobster or some other shellfish that... Read More
Halloween is a mixed bag of candy in my book. On the one hand, I love all the kiddos dressed up having fun, and on the other hand, the candy chock full of GMO ingredients that makes its way into our home is absolutely frightening! I want my daughter to dress up and enjoy the ritual of this holiday, but I don’t want her to eat anything that comes home in the pumpkin. Wouldn’... Read More
Continuing with the lunchbox theme and heading quickly into Halloween, I thought a good pumpkin recipe was in order. This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but the finished product is wheat free and sweetened with maple syrup. Baked into little loaf pans or muffin pans, it will easily pack into your child’s lunch for a homemade bite of deliciousness to warm them with love from... Read More
Last October over 1500 retailers across the country participated in the third annual Non-GMO Month and all experienced an average sales increase of 11.3% for Non-GMO Project Verified items. Nearly 700 new products were verified during the month making this one of the fastest growing sectors in the natural foods industry. This October watch for special promotions on verified... Read More