February/March 2008


  • Local Fair Trade Network supports fairness in local food chain
  • The hidden costs of credit cards
  • Reports on the member benefits survey results from board and staff
  • Kerry Devoy-Elwood’s top chocolate picks
  • Miss Larousse’s version of the Bryant-Lake Bowl’s Sleeper Nachos
  • February-March classes, specials and events

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Help local farmers continue to produce award-winning cheese


UPDATE: Thank you, co-op shoppers! With your help, we raised $1,600 in just one month to assist Shepherd’s Way Farms in their rebuilding process. You can still make a donation; scroll down for details!

Shepherd’s Way Farms’artisan cheeses, including their flagship Friesago and delectable Big Woods Blue, are sold at most Twin Cities co-ops. Shepherd’s Way tasty, aromatic cheeses have repeatedly won a number of awards and – in 2004 – earned the Reads an invitation to represent Minnesota at the International Slow Food Convention in Italy.

December 2007/January 2008


  • Linden Hills Power & Light, changing our community one light bulb at a time.
  • A Patronage Rebate Primer: the hows and whys of your 2006-07 rebate voucher
  • Jesse Avery’s Top Ten products
  • Spanish ice cream-filled oranges from Miss Larousse
  • Holiday specials, events, classes

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October/November 2007


  • Cooperatives and Fair Trade: an article by Rodney North, Equal Exchange’s “Answer Man.”
  • Member-Owner Profile: Jay Walljasper, “Building Great Neighborhoods Starts at Home”
  • Miss Larousse’s Fair Trade Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread recipe
  • Specials, Annual Meeting, more

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Fair Trade: Taste the Delicious Difference


Join us in October to Celebrate Fair Trade at Linden Hills Co-op. We’ve got a month’s worth of special events for people who want to taste, try and learn about Fair Trade.

Fair Trade Events

Monday, October 8, 3-5 p.m.
Fair Trade is Divine!

Divine Chocolate is Pa Pa Paa!


On Monday, October 8 from 3 to 5 p.m., Linden Hills Co-op hosted Cecelia Donkor, a Fair Trade cacao farmer. from the Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana, and Niki Lagos of the Divine Chocolate Company.

August/September 2007 Rollin' Oats Journal

  • John Horrigan’s Oak Lake Orchard
  • Allie’s Top Ten Local Products
  • Store remodeling
  • Miss Larousse’s Zucchini Salad with Feta and Fresh Herbs
  • Gary Holthaus, From the Farm to the Table: What Every American Needs to Know About Agriculture

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We Have the Power


The Community Solar Celebration on Saturday, June 30 was a rousing success! From Morris dance and Irish reels to a Klezmer version of “You Are My Sunshine,” the crowds were entertained and amused. After two years of fundraising, Rays the Roof, Linden Hills Co-op’s community solar project, is complete!

June/July 2007


  • Midwest Food Connection: Connecting Kids to the Land
  • Seeking Green Groups for Green Patch program
  • Board Report: Examining Owner Benefits & Shopper Discounts
  • Member Profile: Deb & Doug Pierce
  • Chelsie’s Top Ten Favorite Products
  • Miss Larousse: Raspberry Fool

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April/May 2007


  • Restore Products & Soul Tonic: Women Create Greener Cleaners
  • Great Co-op Deals for Spring, Linden Hills Dot Coop, Benefit Book Sale, Better Eating for Life Spring series
  • Living Green Expo 2007
  • CSA 2007 Farm Partners
  • Spring Plant Sale and Garden Supplies Highlights
  • Miss Larousse: BLT Salad

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