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  • Win

    In January & February of 2014, we're ticking through our top 60 Reasons To Visit Your Co-op. Have one of your very own? We'd love to hear it! And, by sharing your favorite reason to visit the Davis Food Co-op by February 14, 2014 at 10pm, you'll get entered into our drawing for one of three $25 gift cards, or a pass to a cooking class (valued at $25)!

    How to enter: fill out...

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  • Sausage

    Surprise! In How To: Sausage, we're actually making VEGETARIAN sausages! In our 4th Co-op Cook's Challenge, Chef Jules describes these amazing, mouth-watering Veggie Sausages (of the gods).

    What's this Co-op Cook's Challenge...

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  • Fiddlehead

    Want to fix up an impressive and beautiful spring delicacy? You can! Long an East Coast tradition, foraging for fiddleheads just got a whole lot easier for Davis. Bring home some fresh, crisp fiddleheads from our Produce department (courtesy of Far West Fungi in Moss Landing, California), and see what all the fuss is about. You can also go hunting for these young, furled ferns in coastal and...

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  • Homemade

    Local is hot. It’s the buzz word of food marketing and everyone is getting on board. The Bay area (and Davis, too!) is over-flowing with foodies who drool for small batch, artisanal nibbles. In the grocery industry, “local” is one of the fastest growing markets. Never mind that there isn’t really a standard definition in terms of distance, although the Davis Food Co-op...

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  • Danish

    What's this Co-op Cook's Challenge business?

    Cook's Challenge:

    /Kooks CHalinj/

    A Co-op invitational! Especially for you. Every other week or so, we'll have a slide show and recipe handout for some moderately...

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  • Corned Beef

    What's this Co-op Cook's Challenge business?

    Cook's Challenge:

    /Kooks CHalinj/

    A Co-op invitational! Especially for you. Every other week or so, we'll have a slide show and recipe handout for some moderately...

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  • Quiche

    What's this Co-op Cook's Challenge business?

    Cook's Challenge:

    /Kooks CHalinj/

    A Co-op invitational! Especially for you. Every other week or so, we'll have a slide show and recipe...

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  • HW&W

    We wish you a Healthy, Wealthy and Wise New Year – and we’ve got some tools to help you out! Join us every day in January for classes, demonstrations, lectures and events that will help get you off to a great start. 

    Click on our little HW&W calendar, to see the full pdf with details.

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  • Give

    UC Davis Students Murillo Nicacio de Mardes, Allex de Souza Cabal, Amanda Micoksi Lins and Nagib C. Matni Neto were headed home to Brazil after spending a year in Davis. They had a whole lot of Aggie Cash left on their cards December 20th, so they blew it all at the Co-op... on seven whole shopping carts full of food for the Food Bank.

    We are constantly amazed by the generosity of...

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  • No New

     How To No New Giftmas 

    The goal is to give presents of a recycled, made, or otherwise stridently not-purchased variety. Any holiday can be a No New Holiday!

    1) Use these guidelines to help shape your gift-giving season, not everyone else's. Be a good sport, laugh off the small stuff, and always be gracious when receiving any gift. From anyone. ...

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  • Thanksgiving

    We're counting down to the holiday, with a new Thanksgiving-preparedness tip each day on FB & Twitter (@davisfoodcoop). Today's tip is all about the aftermath.

    T-29

    Plan for leftovers! We all know they’re the best part of the holiday. What's your favorite way to use extra dark meat, stuffing,...

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  • Pumpkin

    Pictured above: a pumpkin we roasted whole. The yellow part is the flesh; we peeled off the skin after baking and letting cool for a long time. Spooky! And easy.

    Super easy way to eat more fresh pumpkin:

    Scrub your squash, pierce with a knife several times (to let hot air...

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  • Pineapple

    How to cut a pineapple so it serves itself. Really.