What to Drink with July’s Cheese of the Month

What to Drink with July’s Cheese of the Month

Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Our July Cheese of the Month, Toma Provence, comes from one of our favorite California creameries, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. Tobias Giacomini arrived in the United States in 1904 with dreams...

Organic Fair Trade Bananas

Organic Fair Trade Bananas

We recently made the decision to raise the price of Organic Bananas to $1.19/pound. The banana industry is infamous for unfair labor practices, dangerous working conditions, and perpetuation of global inequalities. The Co-op has long rejected being a part of the...

A Brief & Delightfully Weird History of Chartreuse

A Brief & Delightfully Weird History of Chartreuse

A Brief & Delightfully Weird History of Chartreuse  By Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist  In 1605, Francois Hannibal d’Estrees discovered an already ancient manuscript that allegedly held the secrets to make the elixir of long life.  He brought...

A Week of Co+op Basics Dinners

A Week of Co+op Basics Dinners

This blog contains quick and easy weeknight dinner recipes featuring Co+op Basics items. They’ll feed at least 4 and come together in 30 minutes or less – and they’ll be delicious!  The Co+op Basics Program The Co+op Basics program highlights...

Appetizers from Easter to Mother’s Day

Appetizers from Easter to Mother’s Day

Watermelon Salad 3 cups cubed watermelon2-3 cubed avocados2 cubed cucumbers1/2 cup minced basil, plus a handful of leaves for garnish1/2 cup minced mint1/2 cup crumbled feta 2 Serrano or Jalapeño Peppers, sliced3 tbsp olive or avocado oil 1 lime juiced1/2 red onion,...

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

One of the largest impacts of the Pandemic over the last two years was towards food security, a topic you may have become more familiar with as demand for food bank services reached an all time high. As a co-op and part of the community, many of us inherently...

Winter Shrubs for Spring Drinks

Winter Shrubs for Spring Drinks

What is a shrub? “Shrub” can refer to a few things, but for our purposes here, a shrub is a non-alcoholic syrup made with fruit, herbs, spices, sugar, and vinegar. You may have heard shrubs called “drinking vinegar”. Shrubs pair well with...

Sweeteners 101

Sweeteners 101

Welcome to Sweeteners 101!  There are a lot of sugars out there – we know, we stock them on our shelves. Despite the name of this blog, sugar, and other products we use to sweeten food and drink, impart a lot more than sweetness in a recipe. Sugars are used in...

Make Your Own Gluten Free Sourdough Starter

Make Your Own Gluten Free Sourdough Starter

Going gluten free, by choice or by necessity, doesn’t have to mean leaving behind the delicious and funky world of sourdough.  Although your starter will see you through loaf after loaf of chewy and tangy sourdough bread, pancakes, cakes, muffins, scones, bagels,...