We all know that it is crucial we take steps to save the bees. After all, every one out of three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees for pollination. Our bee populations face many threats from things such as Colony Collapse Disorder, the overuse of pesticides,...
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!
More information on our internal projects coming soon!
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
The practice of growing hedgerows stems from all the way back to the Medieval times of England and Ireland. Hedgerows can increase the beauty, productivity, and biodiversity of a property and are especially beneficial for farms. Modern day hedgerows are used as a...
We recently had the chance to speak with Martin Pohl from Beaver Creek Vineyards about why biodynamic wine is more than just the latest trend in the wine industry. Beaver Creek Vineyards is located in Lake County, California, and produces biodynamic wines. Martin Pohl...
We were fortunate to have the chance to speak with Emma Torbert from Cloverleaf Farm to hear about the unique structure they have and the sustainable practices that they use. Emma got her masters in Horticulture from UCD and worked for the Agricultural Sustainability...
Written by Equal Exchange Equal Exchange works with farmer co-ops in over 20 countries, and our model is to actively seek and partner with marginalized farming communities. These remote communities face significant challenges during the best of times. During a...
Although back to school is very different this year, it is helpful to plan out snack breaks and lunches. Meal prep so that school at home is smoother! Many of our Back to school favorites are on sale 8/21-8/23 for owners! Back to Schoool Essentials Meli Wraps...
There are many buzzwords that seem to surround our food; organic, sustainable, healthy, natural, the list goes on and on. Whether you have heard of the term biodynamic before or this is your first time encountering, you may feel the urge to view it as just another...
According to Jane Goodall’s book, “Harvest for Hope”, when chimps were given a choice between organic bananas and conventional bananas 9 out of 10 times they would choose organic! Interestingly when only given conventional bananas the chimps would peel...
Co-op Owner and Shopper Tips for Plastic Free July! The availability of bulk products at the Coop determines how well I am able to keep plastics to a minimum. Before the covid-19 restrictions, I brought jars, metal bowls with lids, and homemade fabric bags to get all...