Co-op Blog

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?  
Aug 20, 2013
To continue on my cast iron theme for the month of August, I share with you another super simple and delicious recipe that is easy to make over a campfire. Like I mentioned earlier in this series, cast iron is a spectacular non stick pan if seasoned correctly. If not well seasoned, well…you get scrambled eggs with black specks in them which is what happened every time my dad... [read more]
Aug 15, 2013
Here are some great tips to support healthy lungs!Antioxidants are famous cell protectors during oxidative stress from pollutants in the air. Formulas with Turmeric, Green Tea, Rosemary, CoQ10, and vitamin E are great choices.Chlorophyll is a wonderful way to boost oxygen and energy levels during times of heavy smoke saturation in the environment. Add a dropper to your water... [read more]
Aug 13, 2013
You can cook anything over a campfire if you have cast iron. They can withstand the direct flame and intense heat that campfires are known for. Although I do love to cook, I tend to plan for more simple recipes while camping. I want to fill my days with hiking and swimming, kayaking and fishing and by the end of the day I want dinner to be simple and delicious. There is... [read more]
Aug 09, 2013
So many local and organically grown foods can assist your lungs in managing this onslaught of smoke and can be found in our abundant produce department:• Dark greens and golden-orange vegetables are full of beta-carotene, a key nutrient in protecting the lungs. Examples are: carrots, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, kale and wheatgrass. The green veggies noted are also rich... [read more]