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Sep 19, 2012
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Sep 19, 2012
8/16/2012 AFC Employees to Vote on Unionization The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a union election for Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24. The election will take place in the employee “quiet room” at designated times over the two day period. Votes will be counted following the close of voting on Friday. AFC has always supported having a fair... [read more]
Sep 06, 2012
9/6/2012 On September 4, 2012, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) certified the results of the union election held on August 23 and 24, 2012 at Ashland Food Co-op. A majority of ballots cast by eligible staff were against any labor organization becoming the "exclusive representative of the employees."8/31/2012 The union election results are as follows:YES - 42, NO - 75... [read more]
Jul 26, 2012
Rogue Co-ops, a unique partnership of four Southern Oregon cooperatives, has been honored for its successful teamwork and dedication to the community with the annual Collaboration Award presented by Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI). Comprised of Ashland Food Co-op, Medford Food Co-op, Rogue Federal Credit Union, and Grange Co-op, Rogue Co-ops... [read more]
Jul 05, 2012
We turned off highway 101 and onto Rhododendron Drive. Right at the turn was a tiny store with a sign on the window, Real Food Co-op. I collect Co-ops like some people collect recipes or old cars. We didn’t have time to stop as we were overdue to meet my brother and his wife at their new Florence home. Sometime during the evening I asked them if they had visited the co-... [read more]
Feb 28, 2012
After testing numerous brands of gluten free breads and rolls from near and far we have decided to start bringing in Canyon Bakehouse’s gluten free roll as a gluten free bread option on our sandwich bar.  This will join the ever popular teff wrap to round out our gluten free options.  We also have 2 new sandwiches in the grab n go that feature our new gluten free... [read more]
Jan 17, 2012
By the time January rolls around, winter cooking styles begin to feel a little heavy and I am ready for something with some zing! Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, and limes to the rescue. It's the high tide of citrus season and it's going to last for another month or so. There is a great little tool called a zester that is specifically designed to take off just the outer citrus... [read more]
Jan 17, 2012
In the dark of winter, we are saved by citrus!  Their unique flavors and juicy flesh are a joyful relief from dreary grey days and cooked vegetables.  If you have the time, buy one of each of the varieties listed below and discover the unique flavor profile each has to offer. It’s rather like enjoying a box of chocolates when you don’t know what’s inside.  The... [read more]
Jul 13, 2011
If you were on a quiz show and they asked you, for a million dollars, where Swiss chard came from originally, what would you say? Well, it’s kind of a trick question, because it sure sounds like it’s from Switzerland. To win the big pot, you’d need to know that Swiss chard came to us from the Mediterranean region. The Swiss moniker came about when 19th century seed catalogs... [read more]