Co-op kids can submit a question when they visit the play area in our stores, and we will forward their question to a local farmer to be answered. It’s all part of connecting kids to their food and where it comes from. See what kids have been asking!
Increasing the stable supply of healthy local food for Whatcom County residents is a primary mission of the Co-op’s Farm Fund. In 2015, the Farm Fund created the Next Step Project to offer assistance to farmers scaling up to increase the amount of local food available to local markets.
This simple recipe from Registered Dietitian Selva Wohlgemuth is not only delicious but also perfect for folks with digestive issues or those following a Low FODMAP diet.
On September 1, 2016, local farmworkers voted to unionize. Five hundred indigenous farmworkers formed an independent union, drafted a union contract, won an $850,000 lawsuit, and established a new Washington state labor law that guarantees both hourly and piece-rate farmworkers have the right to paid 10-minute rest breaks.
Take a virtual tour through the breathtaking waters of Southeast Alaska and learn more about the fisher-artists from Nerka at their art show on display through February in the Downtown store mezzanine.
Give this simple yet elegant recipe a try tonight. Cook like a pro with easy-to-follow tips from our talented deli chef and add pan roasting to your culinary tool kit.
In December, Co-op Sustainability Coordinator Melissa Elkins attended the annual Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) conference in Portland. The Co-op, Community to Community Development, and Familias Unidas por la Justicia are the only three members of the DFTA north of Seattle. Melissa snapped some photos from the event to share with us.
While there are many ways that member-owners have input and influence in the Co-op, the Co-op’s Member Affairs Committee is where the rubber often hits the road. It’s a friendly, fun, and positive group of folks—we welcome you to visit and see if serving on MAC is for you!
We dropped prices by up to 30 percent on more than 80 products, and they are the products that you use the most, including chicken, beef, and pork.
Co-op staff is always researching to see how our selection and prices stack up against the other grocers in town, and to ensure that the Co-op continues to provide good value and competitive pricing for our shoppers.