2023: International Year of the Millets

2023: International Year of the Millets

The United Nations declared 2023 the International Year of Millets, which got us pretty excited about this little grain. There are a number of reasons why the United Nations is shining a spotlight on this little-known nutri-cereal including millets’ suitability...

Fairtrade Farmers are More Resilient

Fairtrade Farmers are More Resilient

A 2022 study finds fair trade farmers experience increased economic resilience, social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and governance of their cooperatives, particularly in times of global crisis. ​ The Fairtrade System uses 2 price mechanisms, the minimum...

Gift Ideas Under $10, $20 & $50

Gift Ideas Under $10, $20 & $50

Find gifts for everyone on your list at the Co-op! Check out our ideas for budget-friendly gifting or go for a sure thing: a Co-op gift card! You can purchase in store or online here.  Under $10 Salt Crystal Tea Light Holder $6.49 Aside from glowing in stunning sunset...

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Sovereignty

What was once a rare disease, type two diabetes is now the highest amongst Native American and Alaskan Native adults and children than any other racial and ethnic group in the United States. Those children, particularly living on or near reservation and tribal lands,...

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Co-ops are Climate Change Leaders

Since 1880, Earth’s temperature has risen by 0.14° Fahrenheit per decade, increasing to more than twice that (0.32° F) per decade since 1981. Each of us sees and feels the effects of climate change nearly every day with BIPOC, low income, and migrant communities...

Back to School Mental Health Tips

Back to School Mental Health Tips

Tips for Parents of Students Establish school day routines early in the year (meal times, homework time, bedtime, etc.). It may help to maintain these routines, like what time lunch is, on the weekends too. Practice any new routines with your student before the year...

In the Face of “Extreme Drought”

In the Face of “Extreme Drought”

In May my partner, Jonny, and I drove to Ashland, Oregon for a friend’s wedding. It was a hot May, with eight days above 90 degrees and we were grateful to escape to cooler Pacific Northwest temperatures. Dry creek beds broke up fields in shades from green to yellow...

August Gardening To Dos

August Gardening To Dos

Continue August is a productive time for our Northern California gardens. Keep harvesting ripe fruits and vegetables. Failure to harvest can hinder production.  For flower gardens: put on some Grateful Dead and deadhead your garden, which should be done on an on-going...

Plastic Free July Recap at the Co-op

Plastic Free July Recap at the Co-op

  With the end of Plastic Free July, we wanted to give a quick recap of how it impacted the Davis Food Co-op As you can see in the charts below, at the Co-op: We reduced the number of plastic products carried at the Co-op by 1.3% in the month of July, compared to...