Posts tagged Co-op
What is a Co-op?

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.

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40 Years! Co-op Anniversary Series: Employees

This year marks the 40 year anniversary of our local Co-op. What once began as the Organ Mountain Cooperative, has since changed it's name and image, but not it's message. There are many reasons why this organization has stayed true to it’s bottom line values, and this blog series will touch on those individuals.

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Employee Profile: Sierra & Nagisa

We take care of our employees, who in turn, take such great care of you! At MVM, we believe in supporting our staff to enable them to live fuller, enriched lives. Our first priority is to pay our staff livable wages, which stimulates our economy and provides a higher quality of life. We believe there are many perks to being a Co-op employee, and aim to keep our staff happy and healthy! We offer paid time off, rewards for biking to work, a free monthly beverage & massage, as well as professional development in various store departments. This is one of the ways that we will show our LOVE for our hard-working and highly appreciated employees; by getting to know them!

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Product Spotlight: Amazing Grass

Getting your daily dose of greens never tasted so good! Amazing Grass takes great pride in the quality of their wheatgrass supplements and meal replacement products. Amazing Grass arrived on the shelves of MVM earlier this week, and we are excited to now carry these high quality, best selling products! The whole-leaf wheat grass and alfalfa that are used in these products, are certified non-GMO and organic. Both of these are grown on a family farm in Kansas where they are then harvested and dehydrated on site.  Amazing Grass products are vegan, raw and contain no gluten. For those who are allergic to wheat, the Amazing Grass denotes that wheatgrass is not conventional wheat grains. In fact, the company believes that “many customers have found that consuming wheatgrass actually helps with allergies, since the body needs all the nutrients it can get to combat allergens”. Some of the high quality Amazing Grass products that we now carry at MVM include various Green Superfood powders as well as the Amazing Meal protein powders. This Superfood product line contains whole-leaf wheat grass which is one of the most potent and nutritious deep green leafy vegetables available! Not to mention the fact that Amazing Grass is packaged in a convenient way that works well with our busy modern day lifestyles! The Amazing Meal line features hemp and rice protein that is combined with organic greens, fruits and vegetables. Amazing Meal can be used as a meal replacement containing only 110 calories and 10 grams of plant based protein per serving.

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Product Spotlight: Indian Meadow Herbals

Our Wellness department is showcasing new products from Indian Meadow Herbals located in Maine. We are incredibly excited about this company because of the organic farming principles that are practiced here! This is a female-owned company that found its beginnings in 1994. Their first product was the Love Your Face cream, and has since been a best seller for this company year after year.  IMH has since expanded the product line to include various salves, ointments and creams featuring blueberries from local farmers. All of the ingredients used are organically grown or ethically wild-crafted herbs, and some are coupled with organic food grade oils.  This company takes great pride in its high quality ingredients, clean environmental practices, and sustainable packaging. IMH has drastically reduced the use of any plastic packaging and now proudly features recycled material in its place.

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