You know, in a good way! They’re called beneficial bugs, after all, because they’re a boon to your garden and the planet. Beneficial bugs fall into one or more of three categories pollinators: these bugaboos are an essential component in the reproduction...
We commit in our operations as a co-op
to being sustainable so that our
current and future members, as well
as our community as a whole, can
benefit from an improved and
more sustainable food system.
Sustainability in the Co-op
Sustainability is at the core of our identity as a co-op. We strive to make the right decisions for our environment as a business, and we try to help our shoppers make environmentally-conscious choices as well.
Healthful and Sustainable products
We aim to stock our shelves with products that are good for our shoppers and our earth.
The Green Team is a collection of Co-op staff who are passionate about environmental sustainability and work to make changes in the store!
Building a better community
We support our local food system by sourcing from nearby producers whenever possible. In order to strengthen our community we partner with local businesses and nonprofits to provide aid to worthy causes.
Earth Day at the Co-op is a time for celebration! Keep an Eye on our Social Media during April to see what fun things we have planned.
Your Co-op is proud to carry many fair trade products, from bananas to jewelry!
Plastic Free July
Join this international effort to minimize plastic use in July! Pledge on their website and learn more below.
Palm Done Right
Each year, September is dedicated to Palm Done Right. In 2020, we got 1st place in their retailer competition, with a video produced in-house!
Some of our favorites!
What makes a product Organic and why we focus on these products
Store Produce Correctly to Minimize Waste
All produce in unique. Read our Produce Storage Guide to ensure your veggies live the longest life in your fridge!
DIY Home Composting
Turn your veggie scraps into food for your garden. Read our blog and watch our video to learn how!
Sustainability Blog Posts
Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day! Learn Something New! Learn a new skill that helps limit your impact on the Environment. Bike Repair – the Bike Campaign and Bike Garage are happy help! Build a Compost Bin Learn to Mend and Hem Your Clothes with UC Davis Zero...
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...
From the Road: Trefethen Family Vineyards Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Another Monday, another scenic drive through meticulously contoured vineyards flanking either side of the Silverado Trail. Eventually making our way to Oak Knoll...
Did You Know it’s Compostable? This blog provides a side-by-side comparison of the packaging of a few common brands and products that we carry and the compostable alternatives that are available. While this is by no means a complete list of all of the...
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...
Learn how to minimize your Food Waste during Thanksgiving In the United States, 40 percent of food goes to waste. This is a time of family, friends, and food. Unfortunately, because of our individual habits and struggles of our national food systems, in 2013, $277...
Who’s to blame for Daylight Savings? It is an unfortunately common belief that daylight savings was “the fault of farmers”. This belief is false. The American Farm Bureau Federation released an article early this year in hope to set the record straight. They...
A Quick Guide to Culturally and Environmentally Appropriate Halloween Costumes Environmental Implications Halloween activities are estimated to reach pre-pandemic levels this year. More and more people are buying candy in anticipation of handing it out, decorating the...