A Tale of two Ketchups

From Bob Oaks Heinz organic ketchup is probably a more sound political choice than Woodstock Foods organic ketchup — even though Heinz smacks of “big corporate” to most people.  The fact is that UNFI’s Woodstock brand is also big corporate despite its considerable efforts at green-washing. Heinz ketchup was actually the first commercially produced “health food” …

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New Hours

NEW HOURS starting February 29th! Monday – Friday now opening at 10AM!

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The Co-operative Re-THINK Survey (RESULTS)

Thanks to everyone who attended last nights Re-Think session with our community neighbors NCBI MISSOULA (and to all of you who completed the survey). There was some thoughtful discussion (AND A LOT OF COOPERATION)- more opportunities are coming to guide your Food Co-op successfully into the future WHILE HAVING A HUGE IMPACT ON AFFORDABLE ACCESS! …

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Try This – Crispy Kale Chips !

This week the Missoula Community Food Co-op features local kale… that dark, cruciferous vegetable that makes an appearance from fall to spring. Full of nutrients and antioxidants, it helps lower cholesterol and promotes eye-health, among other benefits. Whether these benefits are more pronounced when kale is cooked or eaten raw is up for debate, but in …

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Sweet Potato Egg Basket

Try something new for breakfast! You will need 1 medium size sweet potato per 2 eggs, any flavor of potato can be substituted. Shred potato with grater or food processor. Saute potatoes till cooked almost all the way.                   Arrange potatoes into baskets on cookie sheet. Crack egg …

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Got Basil – Got Garlic!

Got Basil – Got Garlic Let’s make pesto!   I’ve had no less than 3 inquiries about my pesto recipe in the last week, so it sounds like it’s time. My basil and garlic are ready to go, so rather than wait another minute, here is my “not so secret” recipe. Basil and garlic are among …

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Burning Issue of the Year: SPICE BAGS!

Burning Issue of the Year:  SPICE BAGS! Yes, that’s right. The Co-op has recently had an enormous run on spice bags. Weird, I know. The issue is that they are prohibitively expensive- about 5 cents a bag. There have been some suggestions about how to deal with this cost: Charge for the spice bags. Build …

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Insane Cilantro Salad

Heidi Swanson does it again.  I got this from 101cookbooks.com, always worth a looksie… This is the perfect thing for all the gorgeous local cilantro we have right now from Lifeline Produce.  Do it! Cilantro Salad HS: You’re going to make far more shallot oil (and shallots) than you need here. Keep the remaining oil …

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Fried Green Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS: ~5 green tomatoes 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream (substitute milk or non dairy milk) 1 cup all-purpose flour (substitute gluten-free flour) 1 cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper oil for frying   METHOD: Slice tomatoes. Whisk eggs and sour cream together in a wide bowl. Put flour …

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Meet the Double SNAP Dollars Program

by Amanda Riphenburg Hi all! I’m Amanda. I have been working with the Co-op and the NMCDC over the past couple months as an intern student with the University of Montana’s School of Social Work program. I have enjoyed meeting many of you while in the office, at the last Community Dinner, the Welcome to …

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