This post was written by Co-op champion, cat advocate and zero waste hero, Malinda O’Quinn. Municipal solid waste is the third largest human-related source of methane emissions in the United States. In 2000, the EPA reported that each person generates 4.74 pounds of solid waste per day. By living a little more intentionally, we can … Read More.
This post was written by guest blogger, Good Foods owner and all-around community superstar Ryan Koch. Fifteen years ago I was studying to become a clinical therapist. I also spent a lot of time each week scanning groceries at Good Foods. I was fairly new in town and this job helped me to meet a … Read More.
A favorite tradition for many families on Mother’s Day involves the kids helping to make breakfast in bed for mom. From carefully-buttered toast to specially-shaped pancakes, it’s the extra touches from the kids that make mom melt. If you’ve done the same menu with the kids for years, perhaps it’s time to teach them some … Read More.
In Kentucky, we are just starting to see the first fruits of the local spring growing season. This time of year we have greens, asparagus, strawberries (soon) and one oft-overlooked and under-utilized vegetable, the radish. Radishes offer a satisfying crunch when raw and a depth of flavor when cooked. They’re a good source of vitamin … Read More.
By: Co+op, stronger together It’s estimated that on a household level, families throw away 14-25% of the food they buy. Imagine saving up to a quarter of your food budget with just one step: waste less food! In addition to financial savings, reducing food waste at home is one of the best things you can do to … Read More.
By: Mac Stone, Farmer & Owner, Elmwood Stock Farm Customers at the farmers market have been asking more questions about regenerative agriculture lately. What does it mean? Is it better than sustainable or organic? Maybe this little story will help to frame it for you. According to Webster, to regenerate is to bring into existence … Read More.
April is Earth Month, a wonderful time to reflect on how we’re impacting our planet and maybe explore a new, greener habit. Zero waste shopping is one way to greatly minimize your impact, and there are so many options to get started! Here at the Co-op, we’re researching the best zero waste shopping strategies and … Read More.
This article was first featured in the spring edition of Fresh Bites, our quarterly owner newsletter. As a dietitian, one of my primary goals is to help folks make peace with food and body. I care far less about what you eat than your overall relationship to food. However, this was not always the case. At … Read More.
In a time when most Americans don’t see a point in voting in political elections, it can be hard to believe our voice matters. The magnitude of problems like inequality, poverty and environmental distress faced by people today can be another reason for the mass disillusionment that has led some experts to start referring … Read More.
This post was written by guest blogger, future dietitian, zero-waste warrior and amazing Instagrammer (if you’re into food photos), Brandon Pearson. In a sea of diet trends, the low-FODMAP diet is starting to make headlines here in the United States as a treatment for IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The diet was originally developed at … Read More.