Co-op Blog

Can it really be that time of year again? 2015 was full of so many things for which to be grateful. Here’s a list of some of the highlights. We celebrated the 10-thousandth person to become a Co-op owner! Co-op ownership is a way to help create a more humane and democratic way to do business locally. A robust cooperative economy is one way to take a stand against corporate... Read More
Need a last minute holiday gift? Struggling to find that perfect present for a certain friend? While it might not be your go-to place for holiday shopping, the AFC Wellness Department can meet all your needs. Think about it. What could be better than giving the gift of health? From soothing bath salts to vitamins to jump start your New Year’s resolution, the Wellness... Read More
Are you feeling the stress of Thanksgiving planning? The Co-op can help you with all of your food needs. One of the tips that we’ve learned over the years is that if you start your planning about ten days out, you’ll be more resilient as Thanksgiving Day approaches. Here’s a suggested plan that you can follow as is, or revise for your individual needs. November 16 Make your... Read More
Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful. With the gift-giving, the cooking, the decorations and the parties, the festivities can seem more like work than a vacation. That’s where we come in. Order our Deli’s ready-to-heat and serve Thanksgiving meal to make your holiday a breeze. We make everything from scratch and all recipes use the highest quality ingredients. This... Read More
The holiday season is upon us. Amidst the shopping frenzies, family gatherings, and parties it can be hard to remember this is also a season of giving. Luckily, you have us and we are making it easy for you to give back. During the month of November, Co-op shoppers can nourish their own families and help fight hunger in the Rogue Valley. Over the years, Smart Chicken® and... Read More
With all the abundance the Rogue Valley has to offer, it's easy to support and love all things local. We’ve got local fruits, veggies, meat, beer, wine, and vitamins! “Loving local” is a healthy addiction, at least we think so, and one that we want to get all our friends hooked on. At the Ashland Food Co-op, we are dedicating a whole week to our local farmers and producers.... Read More
Football season is here and I must admit, I’m not a huge football fan. I don’t have a favorite team. I don’t bleed green and yellow. I don’t really care who wins. But I absolutely love football foods. Chicken wings, nachos, chips, salsa, guacamole, ribs, burgers, the list goes on. Because football can be so delicious, I’m always on board for a good tailgating party. When it... Read More
No doubt the watermelon has been dominating every backyard BBQ you’ve attended lately. From salad, cocktails, to dessert, I’ve tried watermelon every which way and then some. They are in their sweet, juicy prime and the possibilities are endless. But what about those other melons? It’s not a surprise that the cantaloupe often takes a back seat to its colorful cousin, the... Read More
There is a hint of fall in the air, and that makes me giddy! I love this time of transition, the sweet warm days of summer will soon turn into the crisp nights of fall. My tomato plants are finally producing, and have a plethora of flowers and fruit. A gardener friend told me not long ago that around the third week of August, it’s time to pinch flowers, to allow your green... Read More
When I think about the flavors of summer I am immediately transported back to a house party a few years ago, where a friend served crackers, goat cheese, basil and tomatoes. This snack is a great example of how simple dishes and seasonal produce can win over your taste buds! Tomatoes are at the peak of their season. Their compadre basil is also busting a move. A big thanks... Read More