April/May 2008


  • “Think Outside the Bag” offers information on the paper, plastic, cloth bag dilemma
  • Member Spotlight on Molly O’Brien’s cool clothing company, Sassy Knitwear
  • Produce manager Marshall Wright III envisions the future of local farming
  • April-May specials, classes and events

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Eastside Co-op Hosts Pilot Plastics Recycling Program


Previously non-recyclable items are now being collected at Eastside Food Co-op Thursdays and Fridays through Labor Day.

Safety in Body Care Products

Our health & body care staff is committed to supporting good health for our members and customers. In that spirit, we have decided to remove any products from our shelves that contain 3 or more parts per million of the potential carcinogen,1,4-Dioxane. The number of products we carry that exceed this number was minimal. In addition, we are working with the National Cooperative Grocers Association and our suppliers to ensure that the natural products we carry are safe and will only be safer in the future.

Need a Neti?


Allergies getting you down? It’s time to start thinking about your nasal health.

Try using a neti pot, an ancient ayurvedic method of cleaning your sinuses. We offer neti pots and neti salt, which you mix with warm water to use in irrigating your nasal passages..

Think this sounds weird? “Dr.

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.