Co-op Blog

Dec 26, 2013
We eat Prime Rib for Christmas, always have.  The prime rib is always accompanied by mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed spinach and Yorkshire puddings.  As a child I remember my father carving the prime rib with his grandfather’s carving knife, which is a sight to behold.  The wood of the handle is polished to perfection with years and generations of use.  The... [read more]
Dec 17, 2013
Ashland Food Co-op will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24th and will be closed all day on Thursday, December 25th.This will allow all employees to enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with their families.Please let the signs on the front doors remind you that we will be closing early on Christmas Eve so you don’t get your heart set for some tasty Co-op treat or one... [read more]
Dec 17, 2013
The shortest day of the year occurs this Saturday and making lanterns is a fun way to celebrate the transition into the dark of winter.  You will need:  a balloon, white or colored tissue paper, nature objects like bark or pine needles or seeds, white glue, scissors and bendable wire.  Pour glue into a container and add water to get a consistency that is a... [read more]
Dec 09, 2013
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]
Dec 03, 2013
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]
Nov 19, 2013
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]
Nov 14, 2013
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]
Nov 10, 2013
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]
Nov 06, 2013
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]
Nov 06, 2013
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]