Co-op Blog

It’s that time of year when my tastebuds do a little dance as I spy the first packages of Mama Terra Micro Creamery Chevre appear in our cheese case. If you’ve never had it before, this fresh, locally made Chevre is creamy and delicious, with a subtle goat milk flavor. I’ve used it on tarts for fancy brunches, in cheesecake for a refreshing tang, or simply spread it on... Read More
For all of you fish-eating enthusiasts it is that time of year again- Fresh Fish Season! Whether you like your fish baked, broiled, barbequed, pan-seared, poached, or deep-fried it is fresh and available in-store now. Alaskan Wild Halibut, Cod and Rockfish are currently lining our shelves, and are great for those looking for a fresh, in-season, lean and high protein base for... Read More
We have many events coming up that all involve greening-up your life. Come partake with us! Wednesday, April 22 Stop by the store and opt-out of paper receipts! Save paper and keep clutter at bay. Receipts are automatically emailed to you Wednesday, April 22 Bring your cup, and save 50 cents on any drink at the juice bar! This stellar deal is only good for Earth Day... Read More
How do your green your life? Do you ride a bike to work, shop in bulk or bring your grocery bags? Do you ponder about choosing organic, local products over conventional, factory-farmed ones? These are choices we make every day, and now we bring you another one. Co-op Owners can now opt-out of printed receipts! This simple step reduces the unnecessary clutter of paperwork in... Read More
Every year around this time the earth awakens from dormancy, and springs forth in to full throttle lusciousness. If you eat with the seasons you’ll notice that we now have an abundance of Asparagus and Rhubarb. Don’t be intimidates by asparagus with fat-stalks, the rotund ones are simply female, and have nothing to do with freshness. Treat your body to new springtime flavors... Read More
It’s a great question. Why choose natural dyes? Is it really worth the extra effort? With a holiday just around the corner that invokes images of brightly colored eggs (and shiny plastic ones), it’s a great time to revisit this topic. Our Product Standards for the store prohibit products containing synthetic dyes, and there’s a good reason why. Synthetic dyes are processed... Read More
Just in time for spring we have a plethora of seeds for your garden! Although it’s best to wait on planting some things outside until it’s warmer, you can easily start seeds indoors for a leg-up on the gardening season. Find a place inside your house that’s sunny and warm, grab some small containers and pick up some seedling dirt. Then comes the fun part, selecting seeds and... Read More
It’s almost spring and we’ll soon be graced with sunny days. As the weather promises to get above 60 in the next few weeks, we might just have the chance to frolic in the grass shoeless, sipping on a tasty beverage, and dreaming about summer plans. Until that wonderful moment when we can throw our wool socks and boots deep into the back of our closets, we must create some... Read More
Help Jackson County farmers defend Jackson County’s vote to ban genetically engineered crops. 66% of Jackson County residents passed ballot measure 15-119 with strong bipartisan support. Now, two local GMO alfalfa growers, funded by Monsanto, Syngenta and other chemical giants have now filed suit to overturn the democratic vote. Our Family Farms Coalition (OFFC) and Center... Read More
Trees are budding and blooming, weeds are staking their ground, daffodils are popping up, and plant starts just arrived at the Ashland Food Co-op! It’s time to dust off your garden plans, figure out where the heck your gloves have wandered off to, and prep the soil in your beds. If you want to get a jump start on planting your garden for this spring, try some of the early... Read More