It's finally squash season, and we're happy to welcome you to it with a big sale on butternut squash! This sweet, nutty-tasting squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron!
We all have childhood memories of parents, teachers and others encouraging us to work together. A co-op is what "working together" looks like all grown up. From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since a co-op provides products and services like conventional businesses do. But it's what goes on behind the scenes that makes it different.
In July, the Co+op Board hired Sierra Hirtzel as our new General Manager. Sierra has valiantly served the Co+op as Interim General Manager since September of last year. Through her stalwart leadership, the Co+op pioneered new methods for purchasing budgets, marketing, and departmental tracking—which is exciting news in the grocery world!
As the summer draws to a close and fall approaches, school is back in session and the weather is cooling down, I frequently find myself thinking about family gatherings with lots and lots of good food. I absolutely love when temperatures are cool enough to really enjoy spending an afternoon making soups or casseroles, or roasting root vegetables! My favorite recipe (if you can call it that) for roasted root vegetables is super easy!
We live in a world where you can walk into a grocery store and buy most fruits and vegetables any time of year, regardless of season. Want a peach in December? It’ll be expensive and it won’t taste great, but you can find one. Because of this, we’ve gotten very used to buying out of season, mediocre-tasting fruits and vegetables.
What are you doing Saturday, August 6? If you didn't say "going to the Co+op Block Party," then you probably just don't know how great it's going to be! But don't worry, I'm here to give you the run-down.