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...
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
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...
What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month
What to Drink with August’s Cheese of the Month: Nicasio Valley Locarno Written by Sterling Carlton, Beer, Wine & Spirits Specialist Nestled in the beautiful Nicasio Valley of Marin County lies a sprawling pasture. Green and lush, the valley is full of life...
Food Scrap Crafts
Food Scrap Crafts Difficult to say, fun to do. Most of these crafts utilize ingredients and materials you probably already have in your kitchen! Homemade Citrus Garland Commonly associated with the holiday season, citrus garlands add natural beauty and color to your...
Why the Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity
Why The Zero Waste Community Needs More Inclusivity By now, most of us have heard the term “zero waste”, which one of the simple ways to put it, means to send little to no items to landfill. Zero waste living is about consuming less, being more...
5 Plastic Free DIY Recipes
makeup remover -Glass Jar, with Sealable Lid -2 Cups Filtered Water -1-3 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil -1 Tbsp. Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel **Optional- 15 drops of essential oils (rose, lavender, & chamomile are great for sensitive skin) Add all ingredients to a mason jar, or any...
Plastic Free July at the Co-op
What is Plastic Free July? Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. The movement has inspired 100+ million participants in 190 countries and our involvement in Plastic Free July is to help...
What is Natural Wine?
What is Natural Wine? Written by Beer, Wine, and Spirits Specialist Sterling Carlton “Natural wine” has become a very broad term, you’ve likely heard it before. When the subject comes up, I’m often asked, “Isn’t all wine natural?” followed by, “…so it’s...
Bring on the Bugs
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...