Book Drive Seeks Donations for Kids in Need

This post was guest written by Tamari Turner of Near Things, a Lexington-based Kentucky culture and society website. The journalists who write for the site are also the volunteers who started the Beyond Book Fair & Drive to bring their love of literature to the next generation. You can donate your gently used children’s books … Read More.

Everything You Need to Know About Pie Dough

By Megan Dorn for StrongerTogether.coop I’ve always loved pie, in particular my Aunt Susie’s apple pie. When I was a kid she would bake one, wrap it up and give it to me for my birthday. Did I sit around the dinner table and share the delicious pie with my family? Absolutely not. I would … Read More.

The Bottom Line on Bulbs

This post was written by our Plant Wrangler, Collin Lloyd. Now that temperatures are creeping close to freezing, it may not seem like the best time to get out in the garden, but in order to ensure the best blooms in the spring, it’s time to get some things in the ground. First, it’s important … Read More.

Five Fab Facts About Co‑ops

By: Co+op, stronger together   We think co-ops are fabulous. Cooperation is, after all, a word that implies people working together towards the same end, mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. Both economically beneficial and socially responsible, these community-minded businesses make the world a better place—and that’s a beautiful thing. Here are five fab … Read More.

Making the Most of Your Garden Harvest

This article was written by our God of Guac and Produce Buyer Extraordinaire, Richard Vanderpool (pictured right). Did you know that 29% of Americans pick fall as their favorite time of year? I mean, what’s not to love? The kids are back in school, the days are cooler and you can practically feel the air … Read More.

Tahlsound: Southland’s Music Festival

This month, Tahlsound Music Festival returns for its third year, filling Southland drive with an eclectic, homegrown mix of live music for two days. In honor is this annual event, we wanted to learn more about this festival’s beginnings, directly from the folks who got it off the ground. Tahlsound Co-founder Brandon Pittard shares the … Read More.

5 Easy Lunchbox Ideas from a Mom Who Knows

Article by Dacia Williamson, Grocery Manager and Mom of Wyatt Getting back into the groove of the school routine can be a daunting adjustment. Homework, after school activities and early bedtimes can put parents in a time crunch when it comes to planning healthy lunch options for their kiddos. As a health-conscious parent, I’ve had … Read More.

Dodging Coconuts Part 3: Preparation and Lasagna

This post was written by guest blogger Sylvia Lovely, a Lexington restauranteur, radio show host, author, speaker and teacher for our upcoming workshop based on this blog, happening September 4th. If you missed her previous Dodging Coconuts posts, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. I am not a cook. I joke that … Read More.

Dodging Coconuts Part 2: Finding Purpose

This post was written by guest blogger Sylvia Lovely, a Lexington restauranteur, radio show host, author, speaker and teacher for our upcoming workshop based on this blog, happening September 4th. If you missed Part 1 of her Dodging Coconuts posts, you can find it here. It was warmer than usual that winter in northern Minnesota—a … Read More.