COVID-19: a View from the Farm

By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Entering a global pandemic has a way of changing things. What we thought was important pre-pandemic may not be as important now. This is not just a game-changer, as being healthy at home is no game; seemingly overnight, being content with healthy at home is all … Read More.

How to Cook Great Steak

By: Johnny Livesay Johnny Livesay demonstrates two of the most common ways to cook a great steak: pan-searing and grilling. With tips like what equipment to use and how to test for levels of doneness, you’ll see how easy it can be to cook a great steak at home. Find more Co+op Kitchen videos featuring information and easy … Read More.

Make Dressings from Scratch: Basics of Emulsification

By: Casey Wilcox Making dressings from scratch is simple once you understand the basic principles of emulsification. Emulsification is the combination of two liquids that don’t usually mix, like oil and vinegar. Casey Wilcox demonstrates three different methods of emulsification while making three salad dressings. Find more Co+op Kitchen videos featuring information and easy recipes for … Read More.

Why and How to Deal with Stress

This post was written by Leah Campián, who is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and author of the best-seller, Ditch the Diet: How Your Frustration Can Lead to Freedom and Permanent Weight Loss. She offers private coaching, online programs, cooking workshops, customized meal plans and public education on holistic health and … Read More.

Why Shop Co-op? The Impacts of Buying Local

This article was originally featured in the Spring Edition of our “Fresh Bites” owner newsletter. Since the arrival of COVID-19, local food has proven to be even more valuable as national supply chains encounter failures and hiccups. Thank you to our local producers who have helped to keep our shelves well-stocked! By Robert Walker, Retail … Read More.

Come Zoom with Me: Writing the Life You’ve Lived

This post was written by guest blogger Sylvia Lovely, a Lexington restauranteur, radio show host, author, speaker and teacher for our upcoming online class in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, “Writing the Life You’ve Lived”, happening via Zoom on April 29th.  Owing to our collective creativity, COVID-19 cannot stop progress. We … Read More.

Eating for a Healthy Heart

By: Co+op, welcome to the table When it comes to reasons for eating well, heart health sits near the top of the list. It all starts with food shopping, of course—by filling your cart with heart-healthy foods at your co-op, you can help lower your risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Here’s … Read More.

A Label of Contents: GMO Labels Explained

By: Co+op, welcome to the table For nearly a decade, food co-ops have advocated for national, mandatory labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering (commonly called GMOs). We have called for a clear, simple label that can tell people at a glance if a product contains ingredients that were produced using genetic engineering. Our motivation has … Read More.

Game Day: Planning the Perfect Menu

By: Co+op, welcome to the table Game day is about casual entertaining and good company. Focus on snacks, finger foods and foods that are easy to eat and clean up. Break out your main dishes at halftime! Prepare as much food as you can a day ahead so you can mingle with your guests. Bring … Read More.

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.