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My Co-op Rocks Contest

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.

February-March 2011

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In this issue, Certified Health Coach (and Linden Hills Co-op member!) Claudine Arndt talks winter wellness. And, our member spotlight focuses on homeopathy—as practiced by another longtime co-op member, Jackie Krammer. Don’t miss our first ever “Smooch!Shoot” on February 12th & 13th. And, don’t forget to enter our “Be Our Valentine” prize giveaway. Plus, learn how and where you can donate your gently worn shoes, contribute to Minnesota Foodshare and sign up for your CSA.

Click to download the February/March issue.

Member Rebates Declared

As noted in our Annual Report, your co-op’s board of directors is happy to declare a patronage refund for the fourth year in a row. This year, $51, 723.30 will be refunded to our member-owners via a combination of vouchers and stock.

December-January 2011

This issue marks our very first Rollin’ Oats Journal publication now that we’ve settled into our new location at 3815 Sunnyside Ave.

  • Our cover story enumerates our new building’s many green features—and laudes “solar tubes” as a nifty, efficient upgrade to the skylight.
  • The co-op’s annual report is also reprinted in this issue, with reports from the board president and treasurer.
  • Also in this issue, find out if you qualify for this year’s patronage rebate and when you can expect your check.

Download your PDF copy here .