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This great article, reprinted by permission from “The Mix,” is by Susan Jane Cheney, St. Paul resident and former member of the Moosewood Restaurant Collective in Ithaca, NY. As the local growing season kicks into high gear, we thought it was a perfect way to prepare co-op shoppers, farmers’ market mavens, and CSA shareholders for the challenge of eating local, longer. Enjoy!
Eat locally” is an old idea making a comeback as the costs to individuals and the environment of long- distance shipping, packaging, and processing of foods are reevaluated.
Previously non-recyclable items are now being collected at Eastside Food Co-op Thursdays and Fridays through Labor Day.
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.
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.
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.