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...

Tips for Staying Cool & Safe in the Heat

Tips for Staying Cool & Safe in the Heat

Use these tips to keep yourself and your house cool this summer. STAY HYDRATED Be sure to drink plenty of water. Your body needs moisture to sweat in order to maintain homeostasis. You can boost your hydration by eating foods with a high water content. Try snacking on...

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2022

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month 2022

Celebrate AAPI Heritage May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and communities in the United States. Asian/Pacific is a broad term. It encompases people from the Asian continent and the Pacific...

Reusable Period Product Care Guide

Reusable Period Product Care Guide

Hello, People with Periods! Hello to you folks without periods as well! In this blog you’ll find information about the zero waste menstrual products we carry at the Co-op and how to care for them for less-stress plastic-free periods. Here are some reasons why...

Imagining the Future of the Co-op

Imagining the Future of the Co-op

Co-ops Shape the Future. And the Future is Coming Soon. Co-ops are progressive by nature in practically every sense of the word. In particular, “New Wave” grocery co-ops that started popping up in the 60s and 70s (such as the Davis Food Co-op) brought about an immense...

Tips for Spring Stress Relief

Tips for Spring Stress Relief

The original title of this blog was “Tips for a Stress Free Spring,” but if you’re here reading this, you probably know zero stress really isn’t a thing. As someone who often feels like the Queen of Stress, I’ll say this blog aims to share strategies to help you cope...

Spring Skincare

Spring Skincare

As we near Spring and the promise of long, sunny days spent outdoors you’re probably taking stock of the projects you’d like to tackle around the house. This is the time many of us get to cleaning those base boards, backyard sheds, and perpetual junk...

Container Gardening 101

Container Gardening 101

Good news! Davis is perfectly situated for a long and productive growing season. Even tiny apartment balcony gardens can be very productive with the right conditions. But container gardens aren’t just for folks with limited space. Here are the big beats when it comes...