Voluntary Egg Recall

Larry Schultz has issued a voluntary recall for a portion of his eggs, following a routine investigation by the MN Department of Health which linked his farm with 5 non-fatal cases of salmonella. We are relieved to report that Linden Hills Co-op HAS NOT received ANY of the affected eggs. We have worked with Larry Schultz for many years and will continue to work with him to address this problem quickly, thoroughly and with transparency. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will share information as it becomes available.

October November 2011 Rollin' Oats

Read all about our plans for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 26th. And, don’t forget to RSVP to allie(at)lindenhills.coop or 612-279-2450. Please note, the print version of this issue contained a special election ballot insert. Click to learn more and download the ballot. Cast your vote by mail or in person by Tuesday, October 25th. (You’ll have one final chance to vote at the annual meeting the following day).

Also in this issue, our board of directors announces the “Listening Project,” a new year long program. And, we say good-bye to two long-term, dedicated board members: Brian Shields and President Kimberly Proffitt.

Check out our holiday pre-order offerings, classes and events, too!

Click to download the October November 2011 issue.

Our Bakery's Pies--Now Available in Half Sizes!


Our pies are handmade from scratch by our baker, Adam Wolff, formerly of The Birchwood Cafe. Adam uses the highest quality ingredients in his baked goods including Schultz organic eggs (Owatonna, MN) and Ivy Farms heavy cream (Hastings, MN). Our selection rotates among blueberry, peach, apple, pecan, pumpkin, Key lime and chocolate velvet.

The new “half pies” have been a big hit. As one customer commented, “This is the perfect size for my family.

My Co-op Rocks Contest

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How much does Linden Hills Co-op rock? The third annual My Co-op Rocks contest is your chance to show the world exactly how much! This year we’re giving you TWO great ways to enter. Create an original video or take a photo that’s inspired by or features your co-op. Starting September 1, head to www.MyCoopRocks.coop to submit your entry, check out all the videos and photos submitted, and vote on your favorites. Have fun and be creative! The winners in both categories will receive super sweet prizes. Visit the website September 1 for contest details and updates.

Local Choices at Linden Hills

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Local food producers preserve ecologically diverse landscapes, strengthen our economy, use less fuel to transport food to market, and provide us with the freshest, tastiest, most nutritious food available. That’s why you’ll find hundreds of local products on our shelves, courtesy of our farmer-partners. We’re always adding to our selection of local products. Check out our Local Products List and you’ll see that it’s easy to be a locavore!

Down in the Valley Gluten Free Baked Goods

Rejoice! Gluten-free folks and their gluten-please friends will both enjoy these scrumptious goodies! Banana bread, German chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chiffon pound cake, and more. Baked at our sister co-op, Valley Natural Foods, in Burnsville.

August/September 2011

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Our annual Eat Local, America issue is chock full of mouthwatering recipes featuring our favorite local fare. Check out our calendar of events to learn how you can Eat Seasonally , discover Fresh Ideas for Your CSA and/or meet local cookbook author (and Salad Girl!) Pam Powell on August 14th from 3 – 6 p.m.

Our member spotlight features co-op member and local vendor, Christine Wheeler. Also in this issue, learn how you can invest in Featherstone Farm’s solar project or support the Food for Change film project.

And, if you haven’t already gotten to know your co-op’s board of directors, check out this month’s board report. It’ll help you “put a name to a face” and learn more about your board members’ skills and interests.

SAVE THE DATE: Our Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 26th, featuring filmmaker Steve Alves as our keynote speaker. Please RSVP to allie(at)lindenhills.coop.

Click to download a PDF copy of the August/September Rollin’ Oats.

June/July 2011

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Experience the story behind your meal! This issue’s cover story introduces the Twin Cities food co-ops’ first ever Eat Local Farm Tour on Saturday, July 30th. Save the date and stay tuned to the website for more information. Also in this issue, we call for Board Candidate Applications (due July 15th) and Green Patch Nominations (due August 15th). If you’re a Linden Hills resident, learn how you could get assistance with creating a backyard raingarden. Finally, our member spotlight features naturalist and author, Karen Shragg.

Click to download the PDF version.

Navita's Power Foods

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These minimally processed superfoods are a perfect addition to smoothies, baked goods or anywhere you need a nutritional boost. Try Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, SuperSeed Omega Smoothie Mix or Camu Camu Powder. Naviya’s products are sourced directly from farmers using fair trade practices. Click for recipes.

April - May 2011

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In this issue, “Growing Concern: A Primer on GMOs” discusses the USDA’s recent decision to deregulate GM alfalfa and offers some great resources for consumer action on the issue. Our board of directors reflects on Earth Day and our Member Spotlight focuses on Paul Thompson, a local climate champion. In other news, we celebrate our adoption of an Anderson Maple Tree and announce our annual used book drive, a benefit for Linden Hills Library.

Click to download the April/May issue.