National Farmer’s Market Week 2023

National Farmer’s Market Week 2023

National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration that takes place across the United States to honor and promote the importance of farmers markets in local communities. This week-long event typically occurs in early to mid-August and is a time to recognize the...

Advocating for Farm and Food Policy

Advocating for Farm and Food Policy

The Davis Food Co-op is more than a grocery store, it is a collective of people who have the power to shape local, national, and global food systems. Right now in the United States, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the journey to redefine our food system. The...

EWG’s 2023 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

EWG’s 2023 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List

Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released their 2023 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list. EWG is a non-profit organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of agricultural subsidies, toxic chemicals, drinking water pollutants, and corporate...

Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days

Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days

Beer and Cheese for Hot Summer Days Written by Sterling Carlton, DFC Owner and former Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Ensuring the health of the environment, as well as that of the goats, is a priority for Cypress Grove and it shows in the decisions they make....

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?

What is Natural Wine?  Written by Beer, Wine, and Spirits Specialist Sterling Carlton “Natural wine” has become a very broad term, you’ve likely heard it before. When the subject comes up, I’m often asked, “Isn’t all wine natural?” followed by, “…so it’s...

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...

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture: People, Planet, and Profit

Regenerative Agriculture The Earth naturally has a flow of carbon dioxide. It is stored in large deposits, often called “Carbon Sinks”, as fossil fuels, forests, and in the ocean. It is stored in microorganisms in the soil and in plants. We have accelerated the...