This week we are celebrating Lexington’s first ever #LexGetFit Week. This initiative encourages Lexingtonians to be more mindful of their health habits from movement to everyday nutrition. As the dietitian at Good Foods Co-op, I try to help my customers find enjoyment in eating and discover ways to nourish themselves that are healthy and sustainable … Read More.
Moving around doesn’t seem like it should be a hot button issue, but it’s surprisingly polarizing. People, especially on the internet, seem to be either so into exercising that it consumes their entire being (#FitFam #ExerciseAddict #CrossfitAllDayEverydayLiterallyLikeIShouldProbablyBePostingAboutItAgainAsSoonAsIFinishThisHashtag) or so against it that they will attempt to avoid it even at the risk of their own … Read More.
Say “welcome!” to summer with us by joining us at our favorite events, trying out some seasonal produce offerings, firing up the grill with new recipes, cleaning the house with eco-friendly products and reading a book (you can even meet the author!). Plus, the latest store updates and announcements. Click on the photo to … Read More.
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.