Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Home Cleaning

Natural Cleaning Essentials Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most versatile home cleaning ingredients. It’s a natural deodorizer, softens water, and cleans up proteins, grease, and animal messes. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, which makes it a safe option for...

Dyeing Fabric with Kitchen Scraps

Dyeing Fabric with Kitchen Scraps

Plant Dyed Fabrics This blog is an introduction to dyeing fabrics with plants. We won’t be using any fancy equipment or mordants here (we’ll get back to that later) – just plants, water, and the fabric you wish to dye. While there are many plants which can be...

Food Rescue at the Co-op

Food Rescue at the Co-op

Food Rescue at the Davis Food Co-op What does Food Rescue Mean to the DFC? The idea of food rescue is embedded in our ENDS statement, the Cooperative Principles, and our Strategic Plan. Fighting food insecurity in our community has always been a priority. Our avenues...

Strawberry Container Garden

Strawberry Container Garden

Growing Strawberries in Containers Strawberries grow really well in containers, which means you can grow them in your backyard, on your porch, or even on a balcony with the right light conditions! Step 1 Head to the Co-op to get your strawberry plants. We currently...

Local, Sustainable Meat

Local, Sustainable Meat

Local, sustainable meat is better Globally, about 80% of agricultural land is used for raising livestock. Due to improper grazing management, desertification is quickly degrading the productivity of the land we use to raise our food. Confined Animal Feeding Operations...

Packing for a Hike

Packing for a Hike

GORP First things first: every hike calls for trail mix. While some folks will tell you gorp stands for “good ol’ raisins and peanuts”, we like to use it as a catch-all term for a mix of sweet and salty snacks thrown together in bag and eaten in the...

Fair Trade Banana Bread

Fair Trade Banana Bread

(fair trade) banana bread    We don’t need an excuse to make banana bread around here, but if you’re looking for a good one, here’s a few.  Davis Food Co-op Bananas are Fair Trade Our Equal Exchange Bananas come from three small farming co-ops...

New & Notable in Produce

New & Notable in Produce

Tangelos from Loomis We have two new tangelo varieties in from Pine Hill Orchard in Loomis, CA. Lavender Gem Tangelos These two-toned pink and orange fleshed tangelos have a very sweet and floral flavor. Pearl Tangelos Pearl tangelos are reliably sweet, with a tangy,...

How To: Fabric Gift Wrapping

How To: Fabric Gift Wrapping

We were inspired by the Japanese practice of furoshiki to share how you can wrap gifts in pieces of fabric instead of traditional wrapping paper! While you can use any square cloth to tie furoshiki, Karla (your Co-op’s wellness manager) suggests trying it with...